The North American Society for Trenchless Technology (NASTT) is committed to advancing trenchless technology and promoting more effective ways to manage underground infrastructure. In 2012, the NASTT University of Alberta Student Chapter was established to introduce U of A engineering students to trenchless technology and to forge relationships between industry and academia.
Industry, academics, and government from around the world have joined the NASTT network to keep up-to-date on the latest trenchless innovations and techniques. Being part of the student chapter is a great way to mingle with leading thinkers and potential employers, as well as challenge knowledge and skill in international competitions.
Student members participate in monthly U of A NASTT chapter presentations and have had the opportunity to represent the chapter at annual Northwest Chapter Conferneces, NASTT No-Dig shows and ASME International Pipeline Conferences.
Current Chapter Administration
President: Sai Deng
Vice-President:Peyman Amini Motlagh
Secretary: Nero (Bo) Gao
Treasurer: Yichen Wu
The U of A's NASTT Student Chapter is preparing for the Annual No-Dig Show in Palm Springs. Students have prepared more than 15 papers on trenchless technologies. Last year, the Student Chapter was awarded third place for the Annual Presentations in Trenchless Technology Achievement, and second place in the Research Poster Competition. The students are working hard to ensure similar results at this year's competition!