Civil Engineering Earns ‘Outstanding University’ Designation from American Concrete Institute

Monday, March 02, 2020
Civil Engineering students working in the structures lab..

The American Concrete Institute has continuously recognized Rose-Hulman's Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering for advancing studies into concrete fabrication techniques, construction site visits and faculty expertise.

Rose-Hulman's Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering has been designed an “Outstanding University” by the American Concrete Institute (ACI), based on participation in concrete-related activities and educational initiatives.

This marks the ninth time in the past decade that the department has earned this distinction.

The professional organization annually recognizes higher education programs throughout the world for student and faculty participation in ACI membership and national conferences, and involvement in concrete-related industry events. Rose-Hulman will be recognized with other honorees at the ACI’s Concrete Convention this spring in Chicago.

A new modular learning laboratory on campus gives civil engineering students the opportunity to perform structural engineering experiments at or near full scale. Students recently created large-scale concrete structures for testing in the lab.

Student teams have participated in the American Society of Civil Engineering’s district concrete canoe competition. Faculty members also have taken groups of students off campus to visit major projects featuring innovations in concrete design and construction techniques.

Professor James Hanson is an ACI Fellow for championing engineering education as a researcher, presenter, committee member, and educator.

Matthew Lovell, associate professor, has received ACI’s Walter P. Moore Jr. Faculty Achievement Award for excellence and innovation in teaching.