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Jul 26, 2018

Peggy and Cassandra Rutherford, assistant professor at Iowa State University, discuss some of the research she is doing as it relates to soil testing, foundation, and more. She explains that every project we have touches the soil and she looks at how soil responds to different types of loads. She is also looking to the future and doing research as it relates to critical infrastructure. A lot of research and funds need to be put into levees, she adds, saying we need $80 billion to maintain the levee system. She also talks about her efforts in elementary education, saying students admit they have never heard of geotechnical engineers, with many thinking engineers just drive trains.