Call for College GeoJeopardy Teams

At GeoAmericas 2024 in Toronto (April 28 – May 1, 2024), IGS North America will host a geotechnical trivia competition centered around knowledge of the use and characteristics of geosynthetics.

  • 8 college teams
  • 3 students per team
  • 1 sponsoring advisor/professor who will help the students navigate the process

This is a single-elimination competition, with head-to-head matches taking place daily as part of the plenary activities of the conference. Winning teams advance to compete in the next round until a single winning team is identified.

Students invited to compete will be offered full registration to GeoAmericas 2024, in exchange for contributing some service time to the event (e.g., help direct attendees to particular rooms/sessions, support the registration desk, etc.). Service time will be limited to no more than 10 hours and will not interfere with the student’s ability to engage the conference technical program. The conference will also consider providing a travel allowance, based on need and geographic proximity to the event. Students and any attending advisor/professor will provide for their own lodging during their conference.


  1. Prepare a team resume (PDF or standard word document), including:
    a. Resume of sponsoring advisor/professor
    b. Resume for each of the three students:
        • Name, age, and current program/department enrolled in, degree working on and when graduation is expected
        • Classes completed (or currently enrolled in) that have included geosynthetics curriculum
        • List of any textbooks used with geosynthetics information
        • Any special research projects or publications contributed to involving geosynthetics
  2. Fill in the application below and upload your team resume

Only one team per school will be accepted. Submittals are due by May 31, 2023. The conference will extend invitations to the eight schools selected by July 31, 2023.

* Required fields



    Student 1*

    Student 1*

    Student 2

    Student 2

    Student 3

    Student 3

    Sponsoring Advisor*

    Sponsoring Advisor*

    Are all proposed team members able to compete in an oral, English-language competition?*

    If invited, will all team members be able to compete in person in Toronto?*

    Teams will be selected for competition based on the applications provided and geographical considerations for representation and ability to attend in person. Questions? Contact Chris Kelsey at or Sam Allen at

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