DFI and the DFI Educational Trust annually hold a Student Paper Competition, which is open to graduate and undergraduate students of engineering and construction. The criteria for entering this competition are as follows:

All students with abstracts submitted will be included in the paper competition, unless the subject matter is deemed inappropriate. Papers will be judged based on their submitted drafts. Comments will be offered to the winning paper author for preparation of the final version.

The individual contest winner will be invited to attend the DFI Annual Conference on Deep Foundations to present her/his paper. Conference registration, two nights of lodging and a $750 stipend for travel expenses will be provided to the winner. Both the winner and first runner-up will have their papers published in the conference proceedings and receive a library of up to 20 DFI publications and a gratis two-year Individual Membership in DFI.

Click here for the current Call For Papers.

COMPETITION AWARD RECIPIENT

2016 YOUSSEF BOUGATAYA OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY
2015 KEVIN JOHNSON UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH FLORIDA
2014 BENJAMIN TURNER, Ph.D. UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, LOS ANGELES
2013 HESSAM YAZDANI UNIVERSITY OF OKLAHOMA
2012 HAIJIAN FAN UNIVERSITY OF AKRON
2011 FAWAD NIAZI GEORGIA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
2010 JEREMY KRESS NORTH CAROLINA STATE UNIVERSITY
2009 PAUL DOHERTY UNIVERSITY COLLEGE DUBLIN
2008 THOMAS L. VANDE VOORT IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY
2007 EHAB S. SHATNAWI UNIVERSITY OF AKRON
2006 JAMES A. SCHNEIDER UNIVERSITY OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA
2005 EMRE BIRINGEN UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-MADISON
2004 MARTINA BALIC RUTGERS UNIVERSITY
2003 GARY WEINSTEIN POLYTECHNIC UNIVERSITY