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K-State Today

November 6, 2014

Kramer named fellow of American Concrete Institute

Submitted by Mary Rankin

Kimberly Kramer, architectural engineering and construction science professor, has been elected a fellow of the American Concrete Institute in recognition of her contributions to the professional organization. She will be formally recognized at the institute's annual convention in April in Kansas City, Missouri.

Qualifications for this status include at least 10 years of active membership, and "outstanding contributions to the production or use of concrete materials, products and structures in the areas of education, research, development, design, construction or management."

"It's extremely gratifying to have a member of our faculty reach fellow status," said Ray Yunk, architectural engineering and construction science professor and department head. "Kimberly has an impressive resume in the area of concrete structures, and has served the American Concrete Institute well in educational and leadership positions."

Kramer, who also serves the department as director of graduate studies, is a licensed professional engineer in 13 states. Her areas of specialty include slender reinforced concrete wall design and construction, reinforced concrete structural system design and analysis, aesthetics in structural design, and history of construction and engineering structural systems.

She has a master's degree in civil engineering from the University of Texas, Arlington and a bachelor's degree in architectural engineering from Kansas State University.