UCLA’s chapter of CalGeo (California Geotechnical Engineering Association) received the 2016 Rising Star Award. This honor is awarded by The California Geotechnical Engineering Association every year to an outstanding student chapter for their efforts to coordinate effective events, competitions, volunteer activities and information sessions.  Learn more about UCLA CalGeo here: http://calgeobruins.org/.

Pictured above is UCLA CalGeo President Jerry Chen and UCLA CalGeo External Vice President Parisa Bozorgchami.


In addition, the Los-Angeles Geo-Institute awarded two UCLA students with scholarships. Parisa Bozorgchami is a senior Civil and Environmental Engineering student who will be continuing to the UCLA Civil and Environmental Engineering M.S. program in Fall focusing on Geotechnical Engineering. Yi Tyan Tsai is a doctoral candidate in the UCLA Civil and Environmental Engineering Geotechnical Engineering group under the advisement of Dr. Scott Brandenberg and Dr. Jonathan Stewart. These scholarships are intended to encourage entry of accomplished students into the geotechnical profession. Recipients have demonstrated a strong growth potential in geotechnical engineering as well as outstanding achievements in their school and community. Learn more about the Los-Angeles Geo-Institute here: http://lageoinstitute.com/.

Parisa Bozorgchami
Yi Tyan Tsai