August 25, 2020
Engineering student chapter honored with international excellence award
For the fourth time, the Kansas State University American Concrete Institute student chapter, a registered departmental student organization, has been named an American Concrete Institute Excellent University. The international award has two levels of recognition: Excellent University and Outstanding University. Worldwide, 40 universities qualified for Excellent University with the K-State chapter as one of 14 in the U. S. earning the prestigious ranking.
The Award for University Student Activities identifies universities that qualify for excellent or outstanding status based on points received for participation in select American Concrete Institute-related activities and programs. Points are based on number of student members at the university, university students serving on institute committees, university students and faculty attending institute conventions, presence of an active student chapter at the university and local chapter participation in concrete-related industry meetings and events.
Chapter activities are a joint effort among architectural engineering and construction science, and civil engineering departments in the Carl R. Ice College of Engineering.
Kimberly Kramer, professor of architectural engineering and construction science, is lead advisor for the group, and Jungchul Song, associate professor of architectural engineering and construction science, is assistant advisor.
The recognition will also be featured in the magazine, Concrete International.