The annual Osterberg Memorial Lecture and Award was established in honor of Dr. Jorj O. Osterberg, one of the true pioneers of geotechnical engineering, to recognize innovations in the deep foundations construction related to engineering design, testing or education; — all aspects of Jorj Osterberg's lifelong contributions.

Osterberg has long been recognized for his innovations in soil sampling and testing (including his inventions: the Osterberg Sampler and the Osterberg Cell). Dr. Osterberg enjoyed a long and distinguished career as a teacher and consultant; he was professor emeritus of Civil Engineering, Northwestern University.

The Memorial Lecture and Award are presented at the annual SuperPile conference. A portion of the proceeds from the event benefit the DFI Educational Trust Scholarship Fund.

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