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DFI Annual Student and Young Professor Paper Competitions
Call for Papers Open
 

February 4, 2020, Hawthorne N.J.:

DFI and the DFI Educational Trust announce that the Call for Papers is open for the annual Student Paper Competition and Young Professor Paper Competition. Abstracts are due on Friday, March 13

The winning authors are invited to attend DFI's 45th Annual Conference on Deep Foundations (#DFI45), October 13-16 in National Harbor, Maryland, to present their papers. Winners also receive free conference registration, two nights of lodging and a $1,000 stipend for travel expenses. FI also offers the winner and first runner-up a library of up to 20 DFI Publications and a complimentary two-year DFI Individual Membership.  Their winning papers will be considered for publication in the DFI Journal. 

Papers are being solicited on the topics relating to deep foundations design and construction. 

For more information on the criteria and submission guidelines, download the Student Paper Competition Call for Papers or the Young Professor Paper Competition Call for Papers.

Contact: Emilio S. Fandino, DFI Educational 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 3,500 members worldwide.

Tracy Brettmann, Trust chair, with 2019 Student Paper Competition winners Jamie Crispin and Abagail Bateman, University of Bristol, U.K.


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