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MST & SIUE ACI Student Chapters named 2018 Outstanding University Winners!

The American Concrete Institute has named Missouri University of Science & Technology and Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville with the ACI Award for University Student Activities.

The award uses a points system based on participation in concrete related activities and programs to reward academic institutions. Universities that have earned 12 or more points are recognized as Excellent and those with six to eleven points achieve Outstanding status.

Points can be earned for the number of students with ACI membership, participation in regional and national concrete competitions, ACI Convention and Committee attendance, community service, student chapter activities, and hosting campus meetings and events.

Submissions for this year’s award program increased by 70% from 2017. Thirty-five universities were designated as Excellent and eighty as Outstanding for the year 2018. Awardees will receive an electronic banner to display on social media and a physical banner to display on campus. Applications for the 2019 program will be due January 31, 2020.

The complete list of the 2018 ACI Award University Winners are available online under the 2018 Past Winners section at www.concrete.org/students/universityaward.

 

Student competition at the Fall 2018 ACI convention in Las Vegas

The Missouri Chapter ACI had 3 teams entering the student competition at Las Vegas in October, 2018. This year's competition was to make a 4 X 8 inch cylinder of pervious concrete. The cylinder was judged on how fast water would pass thorough the concrete, tensile strength as determined by the splitting cylinder test, the cement efficiency of the mixture design and a written report.

This is a worldwide event with 52 schools from South America, Canada, USA and the Middle East competing. Although our schools did not win, they did represent our chapter well. The results are were:

  • University of Missouri Kansas City - 10th overall, best result was 3rd in tensile strength
  • Missouri Science and Technology – 14th overall, best result was 8th in report writing
  • Southern Illinois University Edwardsville – 45th overall, best result 24th in tensile strength. 

Fantstic job representing the Missouri Chapter ACI!