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Civil Engineering Department Named an ‘Outstanding University’ Program by American Concrete Institute

February 10, 2016

Concrete Canoe

Floating Their Dreams: Civil engineering students have proven that concrete can float by designing, creating, and racing a canoe made from light-weight concrete materials for the American Society of Civil Engineers’ Great Lakes regional competition.

The American Concrete Institute (ACI) has designated Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, through its Department of Civil Engineering, an “Outstanding University” for 2015—the fifth time for such national recognition in the past six years.

This honor was based on student and faculty participation in ACI-related activities and national conferences; participation in concrete-related industry events, like the American Society of Civil Engineers’ concrete canoe competition; and community outreach activities related to the concrete industry. As an outreach activity, students constructed handicap-accessible wheelchair ramps with concrete supports.

Rose-Hulman will be listed with other honorees at the national ACI convention in Milwaukee on April 17.

No more than 20 collegiate programs are recognized by ACI annually. Rose-Hulman also achieved Outstanding University status from 2010 to 2013.