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DFI Educational Trust Awards 2017
Langan Engineering & Environmental Services Legacy Scholarships
 

January 22, 2018, Hawthorne N.J.:

The Deep Foundations Institute (DFI) Educational Trust awarded two of the three Langan Engineering & Environmental Services Legacy Scholarships in December. The fund was established in 2015 with a $200,000 donation from Langan Engineering & Environmental Services and an additional contribution of more than $100,000 generously made by many principals of Langan. 

The fund, which provides scholarships to civil engineering students focusing on geotechnical and/or environmental engineering, includes three scholarships honoring former distinguished members of Langan:

  • The Bernard F. Langan Scholarship at Purdue University
  • The Dennis J. Leary Memorial Scholarship at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • The Donald J. Murphy Memorial Scholarship at NYU Tandon School of Engineering

The 2017 recipient of the $5,000 Bernard F. Langan Scholarship at Purdue is Ruben Tovar, a Ph.D. candidate in civil engineering. His research topic is the Effect of Particle Crushing on the Axial Capacity of Piles. 

The 2017 recipient of the $5,000 Donald J. Murphy Memorial Scholarship at NYU Tandon School of Engineering is Hio Kuan “Elsa” Kong, an undergraduate student studying civil engineering with a minor in construction management. She is interested in pursuing a career in environmental engineering. 

Donations to the Langan Engineering & Environmental Services Legacy Scholarship Fund can be made online at www.dfitrust.org

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 multidisciplinary 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 3,300 members worldwide.

Ruben Tovar, Purdue University


Hio Kuan “Elsa” Kong, NYU Tandon School of Engineering


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