YMPG Events

YMPG Events

Many of our regions and member societies have conferences, events, and awards catered to the growth and development of younger members. Some of them are listed here. If you would like to contribute to this list, please email ympg.issmge@gmail.com

Africa

Country Conference/Award/Event
Africa African Young Geotechnical Engineers Conference
  • Held every 1-2 years
  • Best paper authors are sponsored to attend the following Regional YGE conference and Regional Conference, or the next iYGEC/ICSMGE

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Asia

Country Conference/Award/Event
Asia Asian Young Geotechnical Engineers Conference
  • Held every 4 years
Hong Kong Fugro Prize Award
  • Annual award for the author(s) of the best paper in geotechnical and geo-environmental engineering
  • Below age of 35
  • Winner receives small cash prize, will be sponsored to attend a geotechnical conference


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Australasia

Country Conference/Award/Event
Australia and New Zealand Young Geotechnical Professionals Conference (YGPC)
  • Held every 2 years
  • Limited to 50 attendees
  • Award for best presentation from each country gets a cash prize to go to the next iYGEC/ICSMGE event
New Zealand New Zealand Geotechnical Society Young Geotechnical Professionals Fellowship
  • Awarded every 2 years
  • Author of most outstanding paper at an ANZ Young Geotechnical Professional Conference
  • Below age of 35
  • Cash prize of $4000 NZD to attend the next iYGEC and ICSMGE
Australia Don Douglas Youth Fellowship (Australia)
  • Awarded every 2 years
  • Author of most outstanding paper at an ANZ Young Geotechnical Professional Conference
  • Below age of 35
  • Cash prize of $4000 AUD to attend the next iYGEC and ICSMGE
Australia D.H. Trollope Medal
  • Awarded every 2 years
  • Awarded to principal author of an outstanding paper
  • Can be have been published anywhere in the world in the previous 4 years
  • Below age of 35
  • Work must have been undertaken in Australia
  • Present nominated paper at a suitable conference or group meeting


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Europe

Country Conference/Award/Event
Europe European Young Geotechnical Engineers Conference
  • Held every 4 years
  • 2 representatives from each national society
  • 35 years of age or less
  • Senior engineers deliver keynote


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North America

Country Conference/Award/Event
Canada Canadian Geotechnical Colloquium
  • Awarded every year (annual)
  • Below age of 40
  • Winner receives small cash prize, gives a minor keynote at the CGS annual conference, certificate, and submits conference paper
  • Winner is awarded at the CGS conference and has one year to prepare for the talk and paper
Canada

Canadian Young Geotechnical Engineers and Geoscientists Conference (cYGEC)

  • Held every 3 years
  • Below age of 35
Canada

CGS Graduate Presentation Award

  • Awarded every year
  • For best 15-minute technical presentation on video submitted by a graduate student at a Canadian university.
  • CGS membership is not required
  • Award: First place: framed certificate and $1,250 funded by the Canadian Foundation for Geotechnique; CGS membership for 1 year; registration for the CGS Annual Conference at which the presentation is made. Second place: framed certificate and $750 funded by the Canadian Foundation for Geotechnique; CGS membership for 1 year; registration for the CGS Annual Conference at which the presentation is made.
Canada

CGS Undergraduate Individual Report Award

  • Awarded every year
  • For best undergraduate student report by an individual in Canada.
  • CGS membership is not required
  • Award: First place: framed certificate and $1,000 funded by the Canadian Foundation for Geotechnique; CGS membership for 1 year; registration for the CGS Annual Conference at which the presentation is made. Second place: framed certificate and $750 funded by the Canadian Foundation for Geotechnique; CGS membership for 1 year; registration for the CGS Annual Conference at which the presentation is made.
Canada

CGS Undergraduate Group Report Award

  • Awarded every year
  • Report For best undergraduate student report by a group in Canada.
  • CGS membership is not required.
  • Award:  First place: framed certificates and $700/group member (up to max of $2,800) funded by the Canadian Foundation for Geotechnique; CGS memberships for 1 year; registrations for the CGS Annual Conference at which the presentation is made. Second place: framed certificates and $400/group member (up to max of $1,600) funded by the Canadian Foundation for Geotechnique; CGS memberships for 1 year; registrations for the CGS Annual Conference at which the presentation is made.
Canada

Michael Bozozuk Canadian Foundation for Geotechnique National Graduate Scholarship

  • Awarded every year
  • For exemplary academic standing, research output, contributions to practice, and leadership/activity in the geotechnical community by a graduate student enrolled in a Canadian university.
  • CGS membership is not required.
  • Award: $5000, funded by the Canadian Foundation for Geotechnique.
Canada

Dennis Becker Award

  • Awarded every year
  • For an individual who has completed all coursework for masters project.
  • For academic excellence, the purpose and relevance of the research project to the practice of geotechnique, and the quality of the research summary.
  • Award: $5000, funded by Canadian Foundation for Geotechnique.
Canada

CGS Early Achievement Award This Award

  • Awarded every year
  • Intended to recognize outstanding accomplishments provided by members in the early years of their career. It focusses on the excellence of technical realizations and contribution to practice/industry and the services provided to CGS and the profession from a young professional.
  • Below the age of 40
  • CGS member for minimum of 5 years
  • Award: Framed certificate funded by the Canadian Foundation for Geotechnique
Mexico Manuel González Flores Medal for Young Geotechnical Professionals
  • Awarded every 2 years
  • Below age of 35
Mexico Mexican Society of Geotechnical Engineering Young Geotechnical Professionals Colloquium
  • Held every year


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South America

Country Conference/Award/Event
Brazil Young Geotechnical Engineers Symposium


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