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Student Participation Fund

When you support the G-I Student Participation Fund, you invest in the profession by helping geotechnical engineering students attend Geo-Congress, supporting regional and national student competitions, and more!

You can contribute

Join the 96 Club!

G-I 96 Club

We’re excited to bring you a new way to support to the Student Participation Fund: The 96 Club, named after 1996, the year the G-I was founded. Become a member by contributing $96 (or more) to the fund. Every year you’re a member, you’ll receive that year’s members-only thank you gift*. You’ll also receive a 96 Club membership pin. Your entire donation will go to the Student Participation Fund.


Our 2023 gift for 96 Club members is a pair of G-I socks! These exclusive socks are made in Europe of Oeko-Tex certified cotton for comfort, polyamide for strength, and elastane for stretch.

 G-I socks

If you prefer, you can still choose our 2021-22 gift: a bobblehead statuette of Karl Terzaghi! The bobblehead, which stands around 6” high, is exclusive to the G-I and sculpted to our specifications. Supplies are limited.

Join the 96 Club Today!

Animated gif of a bobblehead statuette depicting Karl Terzaghi. Someone gently touches the statuette to make its head bobble.

G-I Shield logo with scroll reading 1996-2021, in front of large numeral 25, all in shades of silver

We have other thank-you gifts available as well.

If you contribute $25 or more, we'll send you a commemorative 25th anniversary Geo-Institute pin.

Thank you for supporting the next generation of geotechnical engineers!