Two funds were setup to allow individuals or corporations to give specifically to the Geotechnical Engineering Program in the Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering. For more information about each fund, please see the descriptions below.
Lymon and Eva Lee Reese Endowed Excellence Fund
Friends, alumni and colleagues of Lymon Reese have joined together to create the Lymon and Eva Lee Reese Endowed Excellence Fund in Civil Engineering. This endowment fund, which has a goal of $50,000, will be established in honor of a man who has given so much of himself to the lives of his students and colleagues.
To donate to the Reese Endowed Fund, please visit: https://give.utexas.edu/?menu=OGPENLR
Donor Criteria: To provide non-fellowship support for graduate students in Geotechnical Engineering to enhance their educational experience. Uses might include, but are not limited to, professional development opportunities for students, travel to professional meetings, equipment purchases for laboratories or to present to selected students., performance recognition, group study opportunities, and the like. Exact use shall be determined by the Chair of the Department of Civil Engineering in consultation with appropriate members of the Geotechnical Engineering Program and the Dean.
Roy Olson Professional Endowed Excellence Fund in Civil Engineering
Friends, alumni and colleagues of Roy Olson have joined together to create the Roy E. Olson Professorial Excellence Fund in Civil Engineering. This endowment fund, which has a goal of $50,000, will be established in honor of a man who has given so much of himself to the lives of his students and colleagues. This fund supports graduate students in geotechnical engineering in the Civil Engineering Department.
To donate to the Olson Endowed Fund, please visit: https://give.utexas.edu/?menu=OGPOLSON
Donor Criteria : To provide support for graduate students in Geotechnical Engineering in the Civil Engineering Department. The types of support may include, but are not limited to, direct payment of stipends in the forms of fellowships or assistantships, tuition and fees, travel expenses for potential or current graduate students, and other expenditures for the direct benefit of graduate students. Expenditure of funds shall be decided by the Director of the Geotechnical Engineering Program in conjunction with the Department Chair in the Civil Engineering Department at the University of Texas at Austin.
Industry Partners support the mission of the Geotechnical Engineering Center. Partner companies and consulting firms provide funds that are used exclusively to support geotechnical engineering graduate students and their research work at The University of Texas at Austin.
Benefits for Industry Partners
- Partners receive exposure and recognition for their support of geotechnical engineering education at The University of Texas at Austin.
- Partners are invited to present technical seminars on campus, where they help to bring geotechnical engineering practice into the classroom.
- Partners strengthen their recruiting relationships through increased visibility with undergraduate and graduate students in the program.
- Partners can meet informally with students; these interactions may lead to more formal interviews and recruitment.
- Partners are invited to conduct student interviews on campus, with support from the Geotech staff and facilities.
- Partners can interact frequently with the Geotech faculty through seminars, presentations, and research projects. Through such exchanges, Partners receive updates and practice-oriented findings from Geotech research activities and experience.
- Partners are invited to participate in current or upcoming research initiatives lead by Geotech faculty and funded by outside agencies.
- Partners supporting students at the Sponsorship Level can help define the scope of research work carried out by the sponsored student. Through this arrangement, issues of interest to the Partner can be investigated.
Funding from Industry Partners is not linked to specified research, testing, or analysis projects and services. Projects with specific objectives, work plans, and deliverables are carried out by the Geotechnical research group under research contracts with various public and private agencies.
If your organization is interested in becoming an Industry Partner of the Geotechnical Engineering Group, please contact the Geotech Group Leader, Prof. Ellen Rathje (firstname.lastname@example.org).