Award or Recognition

GEI’s Rick Keizer Receives Award for Outstanding Paper by a Young Professional at USSD Conference

June 27, 2016

Sacramento, Calif.—June 27, 2016—GEI Consultants, Inc., one of the nation’s leading geotechnical, environmental, water resources, and ecological science and engineering firms, is proud to announce that Rick Keizer recently received the award for Outstanding Paper by a Young Professional at this year’s USSD Conference. The paper, An Empirical Model for Estimating Internal Erosion Critical Gradients for Inclined Exit Face Conditions, was coauthored by Professor John Rice of Utah State University and GEI’s Robert Jaeger.

“There were a lot of good papers by young professionals at the conference. Rick winning the award over the competition really speaks to the significance and quality of Rick’s work,” said Jaeger.

Rick is an accomplished project engineer out of GEI’s Sacramento office.

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