of Earth Science / Northeastern
INTRODUCTION TO GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEERING
Daily Objectives #1 (January
Dr. Laura Sanders
By the end of today's class, you
should be able to do the following:
Describe the areas of study encompassed by "geotechnical engineering".
Find the course materials on the
Review the list "What should you
bring to this course?" on the course website.
class wiki, log in, and edit a page. (Note:
First, you will need to be authorized and create an account.
To become authorized, send me your e-mail address. I will
authorize you, and Google will send you an e-mail with a link in
it. Click the link, create an account, and you're in!)
Describe what the
Association of Environmental
and Engineering Geoscientists is and does.
List examples of structures humans
build on Earth materials, structures we build
in Earth materials, and ways we sculpt the Earth's
surface. All of these involve geotechnical engineering!
Department of Earth Science | Northeastern
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