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Dominick Prudente Receives DFI Educational Trust Award

Dominick Prudente Receives DFI Educational Trust Award




August 8, 2019

Dominick Prudente, a graduate student in the department of civil and environmental engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, has received a scholarship award from The Deep Foundations Institute Educational Trust.


The DFI Educational Trust Awards are given to students studying in the fields of geotechnical and foundation engineering, and are aimed at supporting and encouraging students to pursue a career in the deep foundations industry.


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