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Nominations call for research award

NOMINATIONS FOR the 2000 Shamsher Prakash research award are now being accepted.

Last year's winner was Professor Jonathon Bray of the University of California, for his contributions to physical and numerical modelling and response of earth structures and soil deposits to ground motion.

Scott Steedman of Gibb in the UK was awarded the biennial Shamsher Prakash award for application of recent geotechnical engineering research to practice.

The annual research award is open to engineers, scientists and researchers aged 40 or younger, active in geotechnical engineering and geotechnical earthquake engineering.

Nominations must be in by 30 June. The winner will be chosen by 30 September 2000 by an international panel of judges. The award is US$1001 and a plaque.

Dr Shamsher Prakash is an international expert on soil dynamics and earthquake engineering. He has published seven books and more than 200 technical papers. Following his retirement as professor of civil engineering in India, he joined the University of MissouriRolla in the US. He is also a Yogacharya, lecturing and teaching yoga worldwide.

Details: Sally Prakash, Shamsher Prakash Foundation, Anand Kutir,1111 Duane Ave.

Rolla, MO 6540, USA; fax: (573) 3645572(*51); email: prakash@ umr. edu or sallyp@umr. edu; website:

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