Michigan Tech Named 2015 Outstanding University by ACI
Michigan Tech has been named a 2015 Outstanding University by the American Concrete Institute. This level of national achievement has been awarded to only 15 universities for 2015. The award will be presented during ACI's Spring 2016 Concrete Convention and Exposition Opening Session and Awards Program in Milwaukee, Sunday, April 17.
Faculty and students from the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and the Department of Materials Science and Engineering have been active in ACI through convention participation, research publications and presentations and technical committee leadership. National placement in the ASCE Concrete Canoe Competition, an ACI student membership over 20 (Michigan Tech has 59), and students serving on ACI Committees were also factors considered in the award process.
Tess Ahlborn (CEE) is an ACI Fellow and recently served as the ACI Ambassador to India where she was the keynote speaker at the Fourth Asian Conference on Ecstasy in Concrete. She is also the committee chair of ACI 239 - Ultra High Performance Concrete and a voting member of ACI 318-B (Structural Building Code), 423 (Prestressed Concrete) and 363 (High Strength Concrete).
Lawrence Sutter (MSE) is a member of the American Concrete Institute (ACI) and serves as Chair of ACI Committee 232 on Fly Ash, Chair of ITG-10 on Alternative Cementitious Materials, and is a member of Committees 130 (Sustainability), 201 (Durability), 211 (Proportioning), 221 (Aggregates), 225 (Hydraulic), 233 (Ground Slag), 239 (Ultra-High Performance), 240 (Natural Pozzolans), E701 (Education on Materials for Concrete Construction) and EAC (Board Level Educational Activities Committee).
Michigan Tech is also a member of the ACI Strategic Development Council (SDC) where Sutter serves on the Technology Transfer Advisory Group (TTAG) and the Alternative Cementitious Materials Accelerated Technology Implementation (ATI) Team.