What is the GeoWall Competition?

New to NDSU ASCE in 2018, this is a competition to design and build a model wrapped faced mechanically stabilized earth (MSE) retaining wall (approx. (18”x18”x26”) using Kraft paper reinforcement. Each team will consists of max. 5 students, enrolled at the date of the competition. GeoWall models are scored based the design report, reinforcement usage, total time to build the model at competition, loading and deflection ratings.

How do I get involved with the NDSU GeoWall Team?

Contact for more info!

2019 Team Members

Dr. Beena Ajmera (Faculty Advisor (

Asif Arshid (Captain) (

Keshab Thapa (

Coltyn Nelson (

Ali Ghamlouch (

2019 Competition Details

University of Manitoba

March 9th, 2019

GeoWall 2019 Competition Rules.pdf