The rapidly developing field of trenchless underground methodology represents the leading edge of construction technology today. Students enrolled full-time in construction management, engineering and other related professional programs are seeking opportunities to keep abreast of these developments. One of the most effective ways of accomplishing this is by combining these individual efforts in the form of a student chapter. NASTT has 19 student chapters throughout North America.
NASTT’s Argent Memorial Scholarship Program
NASTT is pleased to offer its annual student scholarship program established in the memory of Michael E. Argent, who is recognized as one of the industry’s true visionaries and a motivating force behind the growth of trenchless technology. In 1990, Michael was one of five persons who founded NASTT. Through this scholarship program established in his memory, it is hoped that Michael’s contributions to the industry will continue to inspire young trenchless professionals. Click here for more information.
Questions? Contact Kari Webb, Education Manager.
The NASTT No-Dig Show
By participating in a NASTT Student Chapter and attending NASTT’s No-Dig Show, students have the opportunity to learn first-hand how important trenchless technology is to our community and our environment.
NASTT’s No-Dig Show offers over 160 paper sessions, and students are encouraged to sit in on as many sessions as possible when they are not assigned a volunteer task. All students who attend the show as volunteers are required to participate in at least five papers throughout the show and must be scanned in and out of the classroom for their hours to be tracked. You do not need to pre-register for the specific tracks and papers you would like to attend.
Students registered for the conference can participate in these activities:
- Student Chapter Presentation
- Student Research Poster Competition
- Various Mentoring Opportunities
Student Chapter Benefits
On campus, student chapters are involved in a number of activities throughout the academic year including field trips, seminars and fundraisers. Members of student chapters also attend and participate in NASTT’s No-Dig Show where they present posters that describe their trenchless research, participate in competitions and provide staff support such as monitoring the technical paper sessions. There are many benefits associated with establishing a NASTT student chapter at your university – scholarships, networking opportunities, education, learning and growth, career opportunities and much more!
Arizona State University – Tempe, Arizona
Advisor: Dr. Samuel T. Ariaratnam, firstname.lastname@example.org
Bowling Green State University – Bowling Green, Ohio
Advisor: Dr. Alan Atalah, email@example.com
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona – Pomona, California
Advisor: Dr. Jinsung Cho, firstname.lastname@example.org
Clemson University – Clemson, South Carolina
Advisor: Dr. Kalyan R. Piratla, email@example.com
Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis – Indianapolis, Indiana
Advisor: Dr. Dae-Hyun (Dan) Koo, P.E., firstname.lastname@example.org
Kent State University – Kent, Ohio
Advisor: Lameck Onsarigo, email@example.com
National Autonomous University of Mexico
Advisor: Rodrigo Munoz, firstname.lastname@example.org
Advisor: Cristian Gonzalez, email@example.com
Oregon State University – Corvallis, Oregon
Advisor: Joseph Louis, Joseph.Louis@oregonstate.edu
Purdue University – West Lafayette, Indiana
Advisor: Dulcy Abraham, firstname.lastname@example.org
Queen’s University – Kingston, Ontario
Advisor: Dr. Ian D. Moore, email@example.com
Rutgers University – Piscataway, New Jersey
Advisor: Nenad Gucunski, firstname.lastname@example.org
Trenchless Technology Center/Louisiana Tech University – Ruston, Louisiana
Advisor: Dr. Shaurav Alam, email@example.com
University of Alberta – Edmonton, Alberta
Advisor: Dr. Alireza Bayat, firstname.lastname@example.org
UMass Lowell – Lowell, Massachusetts
Advisor: Dr. Raj Gondle – RajKumar_Gondle@uml.edu
University of Colorado Boulder – Boulder, Colorado
Advisor: Brad Wham, Brad.Wham@colorado.edu
University of Texas at Arlington/ CUIRE – Arlington, Texas
Advisor: Dr. Mo Najafi, email@example.com
University of North Florida – Jacksonville, FL
Advisor: John Kim, firstname.lastname@example.org