IECA University Partners


Are you a student or interested in research, news, and opportunities at IECA's University Partners?

Thank you for your interest in the University Partners Initiative. University Partners is an informal relationship between IECA and universities and colleges that offer courses in the fields related to Erosion Control, Soil Science, Hydrology, Landscape Architecture, Geology, and Professional Engineering. The overall objective of this program is to introduce young professionals to our association and provide a means for them to interact in an educational environment with industry professionals who make up IECA membership. It is our hope to forge strong relationships with our University Partners and strengthen IECA education with the inclusion of university research.

For Students:

  • Opportunities to present research and poster presentations at IECA's annual conference.
  • Opportunities to be published in our professional publications.
  • Introductions to professionals working in your field of study.
  • Various scholarship opportunities, including travel scholarships to IECA's conference.
  • Discounted IECA membership, including in a local chapter...providing networking and education benefits on a local and regional level.
  • A head start on your professional career.

For Universities:

  • Work with students who would benefit from presenting research, posters and publications in a professional environment.
  • Provide opportunities for future leaders in our industry to network with career professional members of our association.
  • Act as a liaison between your institution and IECA and its local chapter, keeping students informed of opportunities, events and resources.
  • Maintain an active membership in IECA and promote student membership to those who may be interested.
  • Encourage your university to support involvement in IECA's annual conference.
  • IECA University Partner News: Submit news and opportunities from your University.

For more information on the University Partner program please contact Director of Membership, Aileen Holland at aileen@ieca.org | 303-640-7554

IECA University Partners

UniversityFirst NameLast NameEmail
Shasta CollegeJohnMcCullahjohn@salixaec.com
University of Guelph, CanadaBahramGharabaghibgharaba@uoguelph.ca
Cranfield University, United KingdomRichmalRicksonj.rickson@cranfield.ac.uk
University of TennesseeTimothyGangawaregangwrrc@utk.edu
North Carolina State UniversityRichardMcLaughlinrich_mclaughlin@ncsu.edu
Clemson University JasonJohnsjp.johns@woolpert.com
University of ArizonaPabloGarcia-Chevesichpablogarciach@gmail.com
Montana State UniversityLauraFaylaura.fay1@montana.edu
Auburn UniversityWesleyZechzechwes@auburn.edu
Texas A&M University-Kingsville JavierGuerreroJavier.Guerrero@tamuk.edu
West Virginia UniversityLanceLinlianshin.lin@mail.wvu.edu
University of TorontoJenniferDrakejenn.drake@utoronto.ca
Ryerson UniversityDarkoJoksimovicdarkoj@ryerson.ca
San Diego State UniversityAliciaKinoshitaakinoshita@mail.sdsu.edu
University of GeorgiaGary Hawkinsghawkins@uga.edu

IECA is the foremost organization for those involved in or concerned about soil erosion control. Membership (in IECA) tells others you take erosion control seriously and you want to help make a difference.

Scott Velting, CPESC, Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA