Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat
Thomas Wysockey Civil Engineering Scholarship
Fundraising Dinner

Date: Thursday, July 16, 2015
Time: 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Union League of Chicago
Organizer: Deep Foundation Institute
Details: The Thomas Wysockey Civil Engineering Scholarship Fund provides financial awards to deserving civil engineering students pursuing a career in the deep foundations industry. Students with a GPA of 3.0 or higher, who are attending any accredited U.S. college or university, are eligible to apply. Applicants with a military background will be given special consideration.

The Second Annual Thomas Wysockey Civil Engineering Scholarship Fundraising Dinner will feature guest speaker Joseph G. Burns, Managing Principal of Thornton Tomasetti. Burns is a passionate advocate for the deeper integration of architecture and engineering, which he promotes through technical innovation in the design of structural systems, collaboration in practice and leadership in building science education. With more than 30 years of experience, Burns specializes in the design of complex structural systems, including earthquake engineering and dynamic analysis.

The foundation is named after Thomas J. Wysockey, chairman emeritus of Thatcher Foundations Inc., Gary, IN, who is an inspiration to young engineers throughout the construction industry. The fund was established in 2014 with a generous donation of $50,000 from Thatcher Foundations, which is part of a pledge from the company totaling $100,000.

About the Deep Foundations Institute (DFI): DFI is an international association of contractors, engineers, 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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