Beth Gross, Ph.D., P.E., D.GE, F.ASCE (Texas) has served on the Board of Governors for the Geo-Institute of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) for four years and has recently been named President for this more than 13,000-member organization.
Beth is a Senior Principal Geotechnical Engineer based in Texas with more than 25 years of experience focused on environmental site characterization and management, as well as siting, design, permitting, operations, construction, and closure of waste management facilities for municipal, industrial, and hazardous wastes, low-level radioactive waste, and remediation waste. She has been a member of the Geo-Institute's Geoenvironmental Engineering Committee since the early 1990s and served as its chair between 2000 and 2005; she is also a current member of the Embankment, Dams, and Slopes Committee.
As the Geo-Institute President, Beth's 2019 initiatives include: challenging technical committees to be involved in activities that advance the profession; making conference proceedings and other information more accessible to members; and developing a member mentorship program.
Geosyntec is an Organizational Member of the Geo-Institute, and a number of the firm's geotechnical engineers are long-standing members as well. Geosyntec employees have been active on Geo-Institute national-level technical committees and have received a number of prestigious awards, including the Casagrande (Sabatini, 2004; Pestana, 1998), Collingwood (Othman, 2004), Croes (Bonaparte, 2000), and Terzaghi Lecture (Bonaparte, 2018; Giroud, 2008).
The Geo-Institute is a membership organization focused on geo-professionals and the geo-industry. It is one of the American Society of Civil Engineers' eight specialty Institutes. Learn more: http://www.geoinstitute.org
Learn more about Beth: https://www.geosyntec.com/people/beth-gross