University Partners

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

“Through the IECA South East Chapter I have had the opportunity to meet leaders and professionals thoughout the industry that will help advance my career as an engineer. Through discussions at these events, I am encouraged to continue to act as an advocate for better erosion and sediment control practices throughout the engineering and construction industry.”Dakota Basham, EIT, Auburn University

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.

How Students and Universities Benefit


  • Present research at IECA's annual conference

  • Get published in our professional publications

  • Meet professionals working in your field of study

  • Scholarship and career opportunities


  • Connect our future leaders with career professional members of our organization

  • Act as a liaison , keeping students informed of opportunities, events, and resources

  • Involvement in IECA's annual conference

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The IECA Southeast Chapter was pleased to again provide Scholarships to the 2020 National Conference. Thanks goes out to our Vice President David Snider for coordinating the scholarship efforts.
The following is a list of the 2020 Scholarship Recipients:
Professional Scholarships:
Andrew Lake, Wake County Government
Jeevan Neupane, P.E., Wake County Government
Courtenay Howell, City of Bowling Green, KY
Student Scholarships:
Gleicy Cavalcante, University of Georgia
Lan Liu, Auburn University
Jaime Schussler, Auburn University
Billur Kazaz, Auburn University
Brian Faulkner, Auburn University
Andrea McEachran, Iowa State University
Loulou Dickey, Iowa State University
Scholarship Thank You Letters

Current SECIECA University Partners

Auburn University

Wesley Zech

Clemson University

Jason Johns

North Carolina State University

Richard McLaughlin

University of Tennessee

Timothy Gangaware