Yi Tyan Tsai, Ph.D. Candidate in UCLA Civil and Environmental Engineering (Geotechnical Engineering), was selected as the winner of the 2016 Association of State Dam Safety Officials (ASDSO) Student Paper Competition. Yi Tyan’s will present her topic, “Earthquake ground motion characterization for levee sites founded on peat”, at Dam Safety 2016. Her paper will also be published in the annual conference proceedings.

This is the 8th annual student paper competition which called for students to submit topics on dam and levee safety. ASDSO is a national non-profit organization serving state dam safety programs and the broader dam safety community, which includes federal dam safety professionals, dam owners and operators, engineering consultants, emergency managers, manufacturers, suppliers, academia, contractors, and others interested in improving dam safety.