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U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Engineer Research & Development Center
Geotechnical and Structures Laboratory
3909 Halls Ferry Road
Vicksburg, MS 39180-6199


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GSL is a diverse, talented, and hardworking organization dedicated to providing the highest quality R&D to the warfighter and the nation.  GSL's 360-plus team members represent a wide variety of disciplines, ranging from civil engineers, to geologists, to physicists. A highly skilled support staff of technicians and assistants help the research staff in the everyday details of conducting R&D.

Scientists and engineers at GSL work singly or in collaboration with other researchers to develop technologies that benefit the Corps of Engineers, other federal agencies, and the private sector. Many of these inventions have been patented, and several have been licensed for use by the private sector.

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