FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. (March 8, 2012) – The American Shotcrete Association (ASA) has awarded Graduate Scholarships to Jessica Benaglio and Patrick Power. Each student will receive a stipend of $3000 (USD) for tuition, residence, books and materials for the 2011-2012 academic year.
Benaglio received a B.S.E. from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor in Civil
& Environmental Engineering in 2011. She is currently pursuing a
M.S.E. in Structural Civil Engineering from the same institution. During
this time, she interned with the Michigan Department of Transportation,
performing duties as a highway bridge inspector; surveyor of bridges, roads,
entrance/exit ramps and vegetation; designed traffic flow for intersections
with MicroStation and obtained her Concrete Field Technician Certification.
Her ultimate goal is to design energy sustainable buildings for which she
sees the use of Shotcrete as a fitting application.
Power received his B.Eng. Civil Engineering from Laval University, Quebec City,
ON (Canada) in 2011 and is currently pursuing his M.Sc. Civil Engineering from
the same university. His research at Laval is on the durability of North
American shotcrete mixes encompassing mixes from coast to coast. The
study aims to provide a wide array of information on mixes ranging from
standard coastal Gunite to ternary binder shotcrete. Power plans to
pursue a career in concrete repair and sees that additional research in
shotcrete would increase the options available to extend the service-life of
2008, the purpose of the ASA Graduate Scholarship Program is to identify,
attract, and assist outstanding graduate students pursuing careers within the
field of concrete with a significant interest in the shotcrete process.
For a complete description of these awards, requirements and directions
visit www.shotcrete.org, and click on Grad
ASA is a
non-profit organization of contractors, suppliers, manufacturers, designers,
engineers, owners, and others with a common interest in promoting and educating
the concrete industry on the versatility, quality and economic advantages of
the use of shotcrete. For more information about ASA, visit www.shotcrete.org.
ASA announces scholarship recipient
March 9, 2012