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Characterizing Soil Composition


University of Arkansas geotechnical earthquake engineers are working with the Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department to characterize soil composition and layering in the upper delta region of Arkansas. Their work will help improve bridge design and construction in the event of of an earthquake. This video explains their research.

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A former newspaper reporter, Matt McGowan writes about research in the College of Engineering, Sam M. Walton College of Business, School of Law and other areas. He is the editor of Short Talks From the Hill, a podcast of the University of Arkansas. Reach him at 479-575-4246, or

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