The PCA Education Foundation awarded four graduate students with educational fellowships at the association’s recent fall meeting in Chicago.The 2010 recipients are (listed by university, student, professor, research title):
- Brigham Young University, Provo Utah, Bryan Wilson, Professor: W. Spencer Guthrie, Correlation of Vacuum Saturation Testing to Traditional Freeze-Thaw Testing of Cement-Treated Base Materials
- Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, Joel K. Sikkema, Professor: James E. Alleman, Fate, Transformation, & Abatement of Mercury in Cement Kilns
- The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas, Eric R. Giannini, Professor: Kevin J. Folliard, A Rapid Test to Determine Alkali-Silica Reactivity of Aggregates Using Autoclaved Concrete Prisms
- Washington State University, Pullman, Wash., Robby Borden, Professor: Liv Haselbach, Carbon Dioxide Absorption in New Concrete
The PCA Education Foundation Research Fellowship identifies and rewards outstanding masters and doctoral students in the fields of engineering and physical sciences who are studying areas that advance the science and technology of cement and concrete. PCA’s Education Foundation presents the students with $20,000 each for university and study costs.