Geo-engineering Education (TC306)

Geo-engineering Education (TC306)

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Technical Committee

TC Chair: Marina Pantazidou

Host Member Society: Greece


Short name:  Geo-education  (TC306)

TC306 focuses on the fundamentals of soil mechanics and geotechnical engineering, i.e. topics typically covered in undergraduate curricula. Its primary, but not exclusive, audience is currently active, past and future geotechnical engineering educators. The goal guiding TC306's efforts is the establishment of an active and welcoming geotechnical engineering education community that provides support and resources to all geotechnical engineering educators.

Dissemination venues

Updated information on the activities of TC306, besides being reported in this web portal hosted by ISSMGE, is also available in the following online venues.

TC306 GeoWorld website: web repository and forum for discussions

ISSMGE Online Library: online access to proceedings of TC306 conferences

TC306 YouTube channel: official channel for the dissemination of videos

Work Method

TC306 work is accomplished through meetings, working groups and task forces.


Meetings take place at ICSMGE and ECSMGE conferences, via e-mail and online meeting platforms (minutes are produced for all kinds of meetings).


Organization of Conferences & Workshops (coordinator: TC306 chair)


Webinars & Elearning (leader: Michele Calvello)

Pedagogical Knowledge of Geotechnical Engineering (leader: Marina Pantazidou)


Contact Information


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Treat yourself to 12 hours of "Learning how to learn" 05/02/2024 05:43 Learning how to learn is a Coursera Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) and one of the most popular MOOC… 0 N/A
A TALE OF TWO EXPLANATIONS 06/09/2023 09:23 The attached file is a summary of the paper accompanying the 3rd Blight Honor Lecture delivered by Alo… 0 N/A
Teaching material samples for Environmental Geotechnics: The collection is growing! 07/06/2023 09:31 In the context of the collaboration between TC215 (Environmental Geotechnics), which organizes the 9th… 0 N/A
Invitation to participate in continuing TC106 (Unsaturated Soils) - TC306 interactions 24/04/2023 08:21 At the PanAm UNSAT 2021 preconference webinar "Teaching unsaturated soil mechanics at the undergraduat… 0 N/A
CALL FOR NOMINATION FOR THE 3rd JOHN BURLAND LECTURE 24/10/2022 17:42 Announcement The ISSMGE and the Technical Committee TC306 on Geo-engineering Education have establi… 0 N/A
Waldemar Coelho Hachich (1950-2022) 16/09/2022 16:52 TC306 will miss dearly Waldemar Coelho Hachich, Professor of  Geotechnical and Structural Enginee… 0 N/A
Sample self-reporting message "I am proud of..." 16/09/2022 12:57 I have also uploaded this post as a file through the "link" option given by GeoWorld, because it is long for a… 0 N/A
Self-report on pieces of our work we are proud of 14/09/2022 10:54 "If you don't praise your house, it will tumble down on you" (Greek proverb). In its last group meeting… 0 N/A
Second TC306 Geotechnical Engineering Education post 30/06/2022 14:08 A new GEE post (GEE = Geotechnical Engineering Education) has been uploaded on TC306's website (m… 0 N/A
Scholarship of Teaching and Learning: Formally recognized by ASEE 26/05/2022 13:15 The American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) amended its Constitution and added a Vice Presid… 0 N/A
Geotechnical Engineering Education “Time Capsule” Report 28/04/2022 11:43 The contribution of TC306 to the Time Capsule Project has been uploaded under the tab "Reports" of the… 0 N/A
First TC306 Geotechnical Engineering Education post 21/02/2022 11:34 TC306 implemented a new "corner" of its website (a new menu on the left, called GEE posts), devot… 0 N/A
TC 105 Webinars with Education Focus 20/01/2022 16:28 Technical Committee TC105, Geomechanics from Micro to Macro, organizes five seminars on "Discrete Elem… 0 N/A
TC306’s GEE conferences indexed in Scopus 24/12/2021 12:02 We are delighted to announce an important distinction for the community of geotechnical engineering ed… 0 N/A
Webinar: Teaching unsaturated soil mechanics at the undergraduate level 21/06/2021 18:58 The webinar will focus on undergraduate unsaturated soil mechanics teaching, with world-class speciali… 0 N/A
A COMPILATION OF VIDEOS USED IN A SOIL MECHANICS CLASS INCLUDING A VOYAGE THROUGH SAND! 03/12/2020 20:37 Here’s a compilation of educational material that starts with the question “how can I moti… 1 2021-05-10 18:01:23
Task Force: Pedagogical Knowledge of Geotechnical Engineering 10/05/2021 14:41 Most ISSMGE Technical Committees are dedicated to specialized topics within Geotechnical Engineering. … 0 N/A
Webinar by Prof. Marina Pantazidou: Teaching Environmental Geotechnics, Behind the Scenes (April 2, 2021) 28/03/2021 12:55 Prof. Marina Pantazidou, Chair ot TC306, will deliver a Geoenvironmental Engineering Webinar, who… 1 2021-03-28 13:02:56
TC306 launches Educational Video “What happens when soil compresses”, using best instructional practices 09/02/2021 12:46 TC306 and its Chair Prof. Marina Pantazidou are pleased to launch an educational video on “What … 0 N/A
Geo-Congress 2022 includes Special Topic on Geo-Education 24/01/2021 16:14 The 2022 Geo-Congress (the annual conference of ASCE's Geo-Institute) in Charlotte, North Carolina, US… 0 N/A
Presentations on Online Teaching - Online Labs 28/07/2020 18:28 A good collection of presentations on online teaching especially during but also before the pandemic: Ready, Set, Remote… 1 2020-07-28 20:56:50
GEE 2020 teaser video 23/06/2020 11:07 GEE  2020, the International Conference on Geotechnical Engineering Education … 0 N/A
Attend GEE 2020 on June 23-25: 3 days (from 50 euros) or partially (for no fee) 19/06/2020 19:42 The Int. Soc. for Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (ISSMGE) and its Technical Committee… 0 N/A
International Conference on Geotechnical Engineering Education (GEE 2020) ONLINE, June 23-25, 2020 02/06/2020 14:17 Following the unprecedented changes in our personal and professional lives due to Covid-19 and after c… 0 N/A
International Conference on Geotechnical Engineering Education 2020 (GEE2020) 17/01/2020 20:17 The Conference Geotechnical Engineering Education 2020 (GEE2020) will be held in Athens, Greece, on Ju… 1 2020-03-23 16:07:34
GEE 2020: Abstract submission deadline is extended - New date: May 31, 2019 21/05/2019 11:52 From the GEE 2020 Vol2 - May 2019 newsletter:  Abstract submission deadline is extended! New date:… 0 N/A
A vision for TC306 in Lee Shulman's words: Putting an End to Pedagogical Solitude 08/03/2019 14:35 The following is a synthesis of excerpts from a short article by Lee Shulman that conforms to the 200 … 0 N/A
International Conference on Geotechnical Engineering Education - GEE 2020 14/12/2018 21:53 TC306 organizes the 5th conference of the series, on June 24-25, 2020, in Athens. Check it out: 2 2018-12-16 19:02:40
Case-study webinar by Prof. Carlo Viggiani (October 2018) 30/10/2018 19:19 Porto Tolle test embankment - A full scale experiment on the consolidation of a thick clay layer Case-study webinar by … 0 N/A
Bare Essentials of Soil Mechanics by John Burland – a brief review 30/04/2018 17:55 Professor John Burland has developed a suite of five short videos (2 to 6 minutes) on the engineering … 0 N/A
EUCEET 2018 - 4th International Conference on Civil Engineering Education: Challenges for the Third Millennium 21/12/2017 14:18 Barcelona EUCEET 2018 4th International Conference on Civil Engineering Education: Challenges for the Third Millennium … 0 N/A
TC306 workshop 19th ICSMGE Seoul 23/11/2017 20:21 Workshop Theme GeoEngineering Education: What should graduates be able to do & What and How to teach to … 0 N/A
First John Burland Lecture delivered 14/01/2017 22:22 First John Burland Lecture: "Basic Geotechnical Engineering Skills - What Can Graduates Do?" Delivered by Prof. John Atk… 0 N/A
Case Histories Journal Publishes Special Case Histories on Geotechnical Engineering Instruction 30/11/2016 19:27 "" The International Journal of Geoengineering Case Histories, an official Journal of the International Societ… 0 N/A
ISSMGE's "Introduction to Cone Penetration Testing" webinar has been launched! 02/02/2015 17:02 ISSMGE has just launched a new webinar, called "Introduction to Cone Penetration Testing" by Professor Peter Robertson. … 0 N/A
IJGCH's special issue on case studies suitable for geotechnical engineering instruction: Call for papers! 10/12/2014 13:46 ISSMGE's International Journal of Geoengineering Case Histories is calling for papers for its special issue with the the… 0 N/A
research interests in Geo-engineering education 15/03/2012 23:06 Dear group menbers, I am thinking of a Ph D study, like to seek members' helps in suggesting research topics in this are… 0 N/A

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