Rogers’ Rules of Geoengineering

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2018 CGS-SOS Annual Dinner (1.5 Hrs of PEO PEAK Hours)

Rogers’ Rules of Geoengineering

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Evening Program

5:30 Cocktails and socializing
6:30 Dinner
7:30 Lecture


“There isn’t a city or settlement on the planet Earth that isn’t controlled in some significant way by its underlying geology.”  Rogers’ Rule 1 of Geoengineering.

In his lecture, Dr. David Rogers shares his view on some common-sense geoengineering principles (from geology controls everything to the critical peer review process) through various case studies.  The lecture intends to illustrate how the three-dimensional aspects of subsurface characterization always involve three dimensional aspects that require considerable judgment and “structural visualization” (viewing situations in three dimensions).


Dr. David Rogers, Ph.D., P.E., P.G., C.E.G., F.ASCE, F.GSA., is Professor and Karl F. Hasselmann Chair in Geological Engineering at the Missouri University of Science & Technology.  His research has focused on regional landslide hazard mapping and evaluations, earthquake site response-liquefaction-lateral spread features, levee and flood control/protection, fluvial geomorphology, groundwater and geohydrology, natural and man-made dams, passive detection of underground tunnels/conduits, geotechnical site characterization, virtual geotechnical databases, geo-forensic studies, karst features, and evolution of geotechnics theory and professional practice. Dr. Rogers received his B.S. in geology from Cal Poly Pomona (1976), his M.S. in civil engineering (1979), and Ph.D. (1982) in geological and geotechnical engineering from Cal Berkeley.  From 1984 to 2001 he operated consulting firms with offices in the San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Honolulu metro areas. He served on the Berkeley civil engineering faculty from 1994 to 2001 prior to accepting his current position at Missouri S&T. He is a registered civil engineer, geologist, engineering geologist, and hydrogeologist in California, and a Fellow of ASCE and GSA.        


May 16
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm


Pearson Convention Center
2638 Steeles Avenue East
Brampton, ON L6T 4L7 Canada
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