November 22, 2022
Kramer receives American Concrete Institute Education Award
Kimberly Waggle Kramer, G.E. Johnson construction science chair and professor in the GE Johnson Department of Architectural Engineering and Construction Science, received the American Concrete Institute Education Award for 2022.
Kramer was nominated for the award for her instrumental leadership and prolific contributions over the past 14 years to the activities and product of the American Concrete Institute committee E702 and her efforts over the last five years to revitalize the influence and impact of the committee on advancing the institute's educational profile.
In her role at K-State, Kramer has served as primary advisor for 55 graduate students in architectural engineering and committee member for 50 additional students in architectural engineering and civil engineering. She has also periodically served as the faculty advisor for the K-State student chapter of the American Concrete Institute. During her mentorship, the K-State chapter was named an "Excellent University" five times and won the institute's Concrete Construction Competition four times. Kramer was named a fellow of the American Concrete Institute in 2014 and won its Sustainability Award in 2021.
She continues to be an active member of the institute, a designation she’s held since 1993, by participating in 11 committees within the organization. As an American Concrete Institute-approved examiner for Tilt-Up concrete technician/supervisor certification, she has administered more than 375 exams to students since 2005. Her current research interests are the design of sustainable structures and rehabilitation/restoration of existing structures in the built environment.