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DFI Annual Student and Young Professor Paper Competitions: Call for Papers Opens January 12, 2018 

January 12, 2018, Hawthorne NJ:

DFI announces that the Call for Papers opens January 12, 2018, for the annual Student Paper Competition and Young Professor Paper Competition. Abstracts are due on Friday, March 9. The winners are invited to attend DFI’s 43rd Annual Conference on Deep Foundations, October 24-27 in Anaheim, Calif., to present their papers. Winners also receive free conference registration, two nights of lodging and a $1,000 stipend for travel expenses. Both the winner and first runner-up will receive a library of up to 20 DFI Publications and a gratis two-year DFI Individual Membership. Their winning papers will be published in a future DFI Journal volume.

 The criteria for students entering this competition are as follows:

  • Student must be enrolled in an accredited college or university in an undergraduate or graduate program.
  • Focus of study must be engineering/construction/geological sciences.
  • Paper must be based on student's own work, and in her/his own writing.
  • Paper must be primarily concerned with the design and construction of deep foundations/excavations.

 The criteria for young professors entering this competition are as follows:

  • Paper must be primarily concerned with the design and construction of deep foundations/excavations.
  • The candidate professor should be a full time entry-level member of the faculty of an accredited college or university, engaged in teaching and/or research in any of the professional fields including engineering/construction/geological sciences.
  • Paper must be based on the professor's own work, and may include contributions from the professor's research.

For more information or to apply, visit www.dfitrust.org and select ‘Programs.’

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.

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