DFI Educational Trust Announces the Fred H. Kulhawy Memorial Scholarship Fund

Hawthorne, NJ (March 16, 2018):  The Deep Foundations Institute (DFI) Educational Trust (www.dfitrust.org), the charitable arm of DFI, announces the establishment of the Fred H. Kulhawy Memorial Scholarship Fund. The fund, which honors Professor Kulhawy’s contribution to the deep foundations industry, will provide At-Large Scholarships to students enrolled full-time in an undergraduate or graduate civil engineering program at any accredited college or university in the United States.

Professor Fred H. Kulhawy, was professor emeritus of civil and geotechnical engineering at Cornell University, a consulting geotechnical engineer and an enthusiastic stamp collector. He was an active member of DFI since 1989 and was DFI’s 2007 Hal Hunt lecturer, presenting “Communicating Technical Issues with Levity and Panache,” and a speaker for the DFI Educational Trust in 2011 at the annual gala, presenting “A View of Civil Engineering as Portrayed in Postage Stamps.” Kulhawy received his B.S. and M.S. in civil engineering from the New Jersey Institute of Technology and his Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley.

His teaching and research focused on foundations, soil-structure interaction, dams, soil and rock behavior, and geotechnical computer and reliability applications, and he authored over 365 published technical papers and reports. Kulhawy gave more than 1,420 lectures around the world and received numerous awards for his work from ASCE, ADSC, IEEE and others, including election to Distinguished Member of ASCE, the ASCE Karl Terzaghi Award and Norman Medal, and the CGS Meyerhof Award. Kulhawy had extensive experience in geotechnical engineering practice with several consulting firms, and was a private consultant for major projects on six continents.

The Scholarship Fund Committee includes one-time students and colleagues of Professor Kulhawy:

  • Mary Ellen Bruce Large
  • Dr. Sherif Wissa Agaiby
  • Mohamad Hussein
  • Dr. Antonio Marinucci
  • Dr. James Mason
  • Dr. Paul Mayne
  • Dr. Kok-Kwang Phoon
  • Dr. James Withiam

Donations to the Fred H. Kulhawy Memorial Scholarship Fund can be made online at www.dfitrust.org.

For more information, contact Mary Ellen Bruce Large, P.E., D.GE, DFI director of technical activities at .

About the 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 the Deep Foundations Institute (DFI)

DFI (www.dfi.org) is an international association of contractors, engineers, suppliers, manufacturers, 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.