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The American Concrete Institute presents Engineering Greatness – a brand new podcast series created for young professionals by young professionals in the concrete industry. The monthly podcast will bring together pairs of young professionals in the concrete industry engaging in intimate conversations about their life and work.
The inaugural episode will launch July 13, 2022, featuring Erin Stewartson, a Graduate Research Assistant and ACI Foundation Fellowship Recipient with Charles Nmai, ACI President and Head of Engineering at Master Builder Solutions. During the podcast, Charles shares his motivation for entering the concrete industry as a young engineer while Erin discusses her career options and plans post-graduation.
Future episodes will feature younger members in the industry and academia working in Canada, the USA, as well as a special Spanish-language podcast with younger members from the Caribbean islands.
The Engineering Greatness podcast is a collaboration with Association Briefings and will be available on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, Amazon Music, and more. The visual recording of the podcast will be available on ACI’s YouTube Channel under the Young Professional Playlist.
Erin Stewartson is an environmental engineering doctoral student at Ohio State University under the tutelage of Dr. Lisa Burris. In her two years at Ohio State, she has had the honor of cementing her love for supplemental cementitious materials through researching the adsorption properties of coal byproducts with a desire to increase waste material integration into the construction industry. Erin is an NSF GEM Associate Fellow, NSF LSAMP URP Fellow, and an ACI Foundation Fellow who seeks to increase the spacing factor available for racially underrepresented women in STEM by fostering a community where they can express their challenges and successes judgment free.
Charles K. Nmai, FACI, is Head of Engineering at Master Builders Solutions Admixtures US LLC in Cleveland, OH, the leading provider of specialty construction chemicals used in the ready mixed, precast, manufactured concrete products, underground construction, and paving markets. He has been with the company since 1987 and is actively involved in technology transfer/standards activities and specification efforts to advance the use of durable and sustainable solutions in the concrete industry worldwide.
The mission of the Young Professional Activities Committee is to promote the membership of young professionals in ACI and to encourage involvement within the organization and at conventions. Young Professionals as well as members interested in supporting younger members are invited to attend their bi-annual meeting and networking event held during the ACI Concrete Conventions.
Other programs for young professionals include:
Emerging Leaders Conference
Free Convention Registration Program
What I Wish I Knew: Managing Career Transitions
For inquiries related to the podcast or other student, young professional, or faculty-related activities contact Kanette Worlds.
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