Boyd Ramsey, GSE Environmental, Wins IGS AwardDuring the GeoAmericas 2016 conference in Miami (April 10 – 13), GSE Environmental‘s Boyd Ramsey was honored by the International Geosynthetics Society North American Chapter (IGS North America) for his educational outreach leadership.
Ramsey is the Technical Director Asia-Pacific for GSE and an active member of numerous industry-related professional societies. The IGS Chapter Service Award North America recognized his contributions to the successful “Educate the Educators” program, works to ensure that geosynthetics are included in undergraduate civil engineering education in North America.
The honor notes:
“The Board of Directors of IGS-NA, the North American Chapter for the IGS, has unanimously selected Mr. Boyd Ramsey, GSE Environmental, to receive the North American Chapter Service Award for his outstanding leadership efforts and energy orchestrating ‘Educate the Educators’ in Austin, TX on July 28-29, 2015. The primary goal of the event was to teach every participant how to offer at least one 50-minute class on geosynthetics at the undergraduate level. Forty-five professors participated of which 45% have 6 or fewer years of experience, 25% have 7-10 years of experience, and 30% have 11 or more years of experience. This led to excellent exchanges between the participants on education content and delivery method. Over half of the group was somewhat or less familiar with geosynthetics—exactly the target group to expand geosynthetics’ education…. This important event would not have happened without the stellar leadership of Mr. Boyd Ramsey.”
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Ramsey has been with GSE for close to 20 years. In addition to his immediate professional work, he serves on the IGS Technical Committee on Barriers and former chairman of the Geosynthetic Material Association.
He currently leads GSE’s technical team while promoting the use of geosynthetics and building GSE’s relationship with specification bodies, consulting engineers and the relevant government agencies in the APAC region. He is based in Suzhou, China and can be reached by email at
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