The ACI Spring 2013 Convention features a full-slate of student and young professional-oriented events.ACI Students and Young Professionals are the up and coming leaders of ACI and the Concrete Industry, ACI encourages all students and young professionals to attend committee meetings, technical sessions, tours, and networking events offered throughout the convention.
Sunday, April 14
Student Fiber-Reinforced (FRP) Beam Competition
10:30 am – 4:30 pm
Students will be challenged to design and construct a fiber-reinforced polymer (FRP) reinforcement to achieve the largest load-to-cost ratio. The intent of this competition is to equip students with firsthand knowledge of FRP products and how applications of FRP reinforcement can be advantageous in the concrete industry—including but not limited to sustainable design solutions. Deadline for advance registration is March 10, 2013.Art of Concrete Student Competition
10:30 am – 5:00 pm
The Art of Concrete Student Competition, sponsored by the ACI Minnesota Chapter, will be held for the third time during the ACI Spring 2013 Convention. The objective is to explore the artistic nature of concrete and display its many varieties of form, function, and beauty through a work of art. This competition is open to individual undergraduate or graduate students or those students on cooperative or internship assignments. Entries will be displayed in the exhibit area beginning at 10:00 am on Sunday. Convention attendees will have the opportunity to view the artwork and vote for their favorite. Voting will be open from 10:00 am on Sunday, April 14, through 10:00 am on Monday, April 15. The winners will be announced during the Student Lunch on Monday, April 15. The top three entries will receive prizes courtesy of Holcim, Inc.Click here for competition rules
Art of Concrete Advance Registration Form
Art of Concrete Official Registration Form
New! ACI Mortar Workability Competition—Minneapolis 2013 — Rules and Registration
1:00 pm – 5:15 pm
Teams are challenged to create a mortar mixture with optimum flowability and stability at the convention. Students will then pour their mixture into a mold, which is shaped in the letters "ACI", at the top of the letter "A." Both flowability and mixture stability will be evaluated.Student & Young Professional Networking Event
Rock Bottom Brewery
9:00 pm – 10:30 pm
Don't miss the opportunity to meet with fellow students and young professionals while networking with ACI members in a fun and casual environment. Food and beverages will be available for purchase and all attendees will be entered for a chance to win door prizes.
Monday, April 15
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
$29 U.S. per person; FREE to students who preregister by March 31, 2013. Join students and other ACI attendees for the Student Lunch. Mete Sozen, Kettlehut Distinguished Professor, Purdue University, will give a presentation. Following the lecture, the results of the student competitions will be announced.
*To qualify for the student rate, you must be a currently enrolled, full-time student. All students (who are not current members of ACI) will need to provide a copy of their class schedule or a letter from their advisor. Please fax your proof of enrollment to 248-848-3801 or e-mail it to Carole.Berrelez@concrete.org. Registrations will not be processed until this information is received.
Important Student Deadlines:
- Student FRP Composites Competition Advanced Registration Deadline—March 10, 2013
- Deadline to register for the convention online—March 31, 2013
- Student FRP Composites Competition Deadline to submit completed Official Mix & Cost Form—April 2, 2013