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The DFI Educational Trust and DFI Women in Deep Foundations Committee Award Professional Development Grants 

September 05, 2017, Hawthorne NJ:

The DFI Educational Trust and the DFI Women in Deep Foundations (WiDF) Committee awarded five grants of $1,750 each to women involved in design and/or construction of deep foundations to attend DFI’s 42nd Annual Conference in New Orleans, October 24-27. The grant includes free conference registration and covers related expenses for attending the conference. 

The recipients are:

  • Ashley Evans, Engineer, DiGioia Gray
  • Eva Ieronymaki, Assistant Professor of Geotechnical Engineering, Manhattan College
  • Hannah Iezzoni, Project Engineer, GEI Consultants
  • Ashley MacMillan, Project Manager, Geocomp
  • Shirley Tang, Geotechnical Specialist, American Geotechnical & Environmental Service

The grants are being presented during the Annual Conference at the WiDF Committee Networking Reception on Tuesday, October 24, at 6:30 p.m.

To register for the WiDF Networking Reception or to sponsor the event, visit www.deepfoundations2017.org.

The WiDF Committee is comprised of women and men who are advocates for retaining women in the deep foundations industry. The goal is to foster greater success and interest of professional women in the industry by promoting networking events, endorsing outreach and building mentoring relationships.

Contact: Emilio S. Fandino, Trust Administrator, 973-423-4030, efandino@dfi.org.

About DFI Educational Trust: The Deep Foundations Institute Educational Trust (www.dfitrust.org) is an independent, 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization established in 2006 by the Deep Foundations Institute (DFI) as its charitable arm. The mission of the Trust is to support and encourage individuals in the fields of study related to the deep foundation industry by providing scholarships and opportunities to meet and work with deep foundation industry leaders.

About Deep Foundations Institute (DFI)
DFI (www.dfi.org) is an international association of contractors, engineers, manufacturers, suppliers, academics and owners in the deep foundations industry. Our multi-disciplinary membership creates a consensus voice and a common vision for continual improvement in the planning, design and construction of deep foundations and excavations. We bring together members for networking, education, communication and collaboration. With our members, we promote the advancement of the deep foundations industry through technical committees, educational programs and conferences, publications, research, government relations and outreach. DFI has more than 3,000 members worldwide.

Ashley MacMillan, Project Manager, Geocomp


Eva Ieronymaki, Assistant Professor of Geotechnical Engineering, Manhattan College


Shirley Tang, Geotechnical Specialist, American Geotechnical & Environmental Service


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