Seven Universities receive travel expenses for ACI competition

Seven University teams were awarded a total of $32,000 to cover travel expenses related to the ACI Fiber-Reinforced Polymer Composites Competition in Cincinnati, Ohio.


The competition took place during the American Concrete Institute’s (ACI) Concrete Convention and Exposition.

Travel stipdends of up to $5,000 were awarded to teams who applied to the programme based on merit. Applicants were required to provide evidence of previous participation in a local or national concrete competition as well as anticipated fundraising and a realistic budget for the trip.

Autumn 2019 Travel Stipend Recipients included:

University of Florida (USA)

University of Louisiana Lafayette (USA)

Universidad Mariano Gálvez, Quetzaltenango (Guatemala)

Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú (Peru)

Universidad Nacional de San Antonio Abad del Cusco (Peru)

Instituto Tecnológico de La Paz (Mexico)

Universidad Autónoma de Chiapas (Mexico)

Upcoming competitions for the 2020 academic calendar year include:

29 March 2020

Rosemont/Chicago, IL, USA

ACI Fiber-Reinforced Concrete Bowling Ball Competition

25 October 2020

Raleigh, NC, USA

ACI Egg Protection Device Competition

Travel stipend applications for next autumn will be available from April 1 – 30 June 2020.

Students are invited to apply for a chance to win cash prizes for research papers in the James Instruments Student Award Competition sponsored by ACI Committee 228, Nondestructive Testing of Concrete, or by submitting a team project proposal in the Concrete Construction Competition sponsored by the Construction Liaison Committee (CLC).

Membership is free to undergraduates and graduate students and includes benefits such as free digital access to ACI’s practices, journals, and magazine; discounts on textbooks and online resources; and a $10 registration fee to attend the convention.

For more information about student activities, contact


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