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K-State Today

May 3, 2016



Civil engineering senior awarded national fellowship

By Mary Rankin

Yadira Porras, Kansas State University senior in civil engineering, has been awarded the American Concrete Institute Richard N. White Fellowship for the 2016-2017 academic year. The nationally competitive fellowship goes to a student enrolled in a master's degree program with an interest in materials study.

The Foundation Fellowships are offered to high-potential undergraduate and graduate students whose studies relate to concrete and who have been nominated by a faculty member who also is a member of the American Concrete Institute. Along with a $7,000 educational stipend, the award includes paid travel expenses and attendance for two institute conventions, and assistance in finding an industry mentor — and if the student chooses — assistance in finding a summer internship.

Porras' nominating faculty member is Kyle Riding, associate professor of civil engineering at K-State, who will also be her adviser when she begins graduate studies in fall 2016.

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