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

Wednesday, 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.