ACI Student Fellowships:
2002-2003 ACI Student Fellowship Recipients:
Raissa Douglas is pursuing a master's and PhD degree in civil engineering with a concentration in structural engineering and materials at Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, under the advisement of Dr. Surendra P. Shah. She recently completed a BS degree in civil engineering at Howard University, Washington, DC, and took the Professional Engineer licensure exam. She is currently conducting research on self-consolidating concrete for ACBM and PCA. Her career goal is to become a licensed engineer and work in public infrastructure management and to eventually teach at the university level. One of her long-term goals is to establish a nonprofit organization that would encourage students to pursue the study of engineering.
Faculty nominator: Gajanan M. Sabnis, Howard University; Convention Guide: Jo Coke, Owner of Coke Communications, Chattanooga, TN; Mentor: Michelle L. Wilson, Portland Cement Association, Skokie, IL.
Amy L. C. Kehrer recently completed a BS in civil engineering with a concentration in structures and geotechnical at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, where she is now pursuing a master's degree in civil and environmental engineering with a concentration in structures and materials. Upon completion, she aims to become a licensed professional engineer and own and manage her own bridge design firm. Faculty nominator: James K. Wight, University of Michigan; Convention Guide and Mentor: Rita K. Oglesby, Vice President, H. S. Kwoh & Associates, Inc., St. Petersburg, FL.
Katherine G. Kuder completed a BS from Gonzaga University in civil engineering and a master's degree from Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, where she is currently pursuing her PhD. She is also conducting research in the area of cementitious materials under Professor Surendra P. Shah at the Center for Advanced Cement-Based Materials. Her long-term goal is to become a structural engineering professor at an accredited university. Faculty nominator: James N. Lingscheit, Northwestern University; Convention Guide and Mentor: Anne M. Ellis, Senior Program Director, Earth Tech Inc., Alexandria, VA.
Other finalists for these awards were:
Justin D. Brennan
Pennsylvania State University
Nominator: Andrea J. Schokker
Convention Guide: Dan P. Dorfmueller
Jeff R. Brown
University of Florida
Nominator: H. R. Hamilton
Convention Guide: William E. Rushing
Stephan A. Durham
University of Arkansas
Nominator: John J. Schemmel
Mentor: Harold R. Sandberg
David G. Tepke
Pennsylvania State University
Nominator: Paul J. Tikalsky
Mentor: H. Carl Walker
ACI Graduate Scholarships:
2002-2003 ACI-W. R. Grace Scholarship Recipient:
Justin D. Brennan is currently attending Pennsylvania State University's Schreyer's Honor College, University Park, PA, where he is completing both a bachelor's and master's degree simultaneously. His future goals include pursuing a PhD, taking the Professional Engineer licensure exam, and becoming a professor for a Big Ten University in the field of structural engineering. Faculty nominator: Andrea J. Schokker, Penn State University; Convention Guide: Dan P. Dorfmueller, Baker Concrete Construction.
2002-2003 V. Mohan Malhotra Scholarship Recipient:
Jennifer Duquette recently completed a BS from the University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada, and is currently working toward her master's degree, which she hopes to complete in spring 2003. Her long-term goal is to pursue a career as a consulting engineer.
2002-2003 Kumar Mehta Scholarship Recipient:
Steven P. Cline recently received a BS degree in civil engineering from Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN. He is currently pursuing a master's degree in civil engineering at the University of Illinois. Ultimately, he would like to establish his own structural consulting firm specializing in earthquake engineering, earthquake retrofitting, and building restoration.
2002-2003 ACI Scholarship Recipient:
Stephan A. Durham is currently pursuing a master's in civil engineering with an emphasis in structures at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR, where he also assists Dr. John Schemmel in the evaluation of precast concrete slab panels. His career goal is to join an engineering firm and earn a professional engineering license. Faculty nominator: John J. Schemmel, University of Arkansas; Mentor: Harold R. Sandberg, Chairman of the Board, Alfred Benesch & Co.
2002-2003 Katharine and Bryant Mather Scholarship Recipient:
Although the Katharine and Bryant Mather Fellowship is no longer available for 2003 and forward, the last recipient is listed below.
Audra L. Hansen recently received a BS degree in civil engineering from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Omaha, NE, where she is currently earning her master's degree. Her long-term career goals are to become either a university faculty member or a senior design engineer at a structural engineering firm.
ACI Undergraduate Scholarships:
2002-2003 Peter D. Courtois Concrete Construction
Britta M. Goldstein currently attends the University of Maryland, College Park, MD, where she studies civil engineering with plans to receive her bachelor's degree in the spring of 2003. Her career goals include working as a project engineer or on international projects, and ultimately teaching civil engineering classes.
Student Paper Award:
2002-2003 ACI-James Instruments Student Award for
Research on NDT of Concrete Recipient:
Monica A. Starnes was selected for her paper "Quantitative Infrared Thermography for Quality Control of Concrete Structures Strengthened with FRP Composites". She currently attends the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and is performing an internship at the National Institute of Standards and Technology.