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Six Young Professionals represented the American Concrete Institute during the Emerging Leaders Alliance (ELA) conference September 26-28, 2022, at The Omni Penn Hotel in Pittsburgh, PA, USA.
The Emerging Leaders Alliance (ELA) is a partnership among leading engineering and science-based organizations that provides high quality leadership training. For the past 12 years, the ELA has successfully hosted an interdisciplinary leadership conference for young professionals, providing advanced training in topics such as management, personal branding, social styles, problem solving, presentation skills, and global diversity. Applicants with less than eight years of industry experience were required to submit a resume, nomination letter, and essay questions related to leadership.
This is ACI’s fourth year participating in the conference. Kanette Worlds, ACI Student, Faculty, & Young Professional Activities Coordinator, also attended the conference as a partner representative. Other partners include The American Institute of Mining Metallurgical, and Petroleum Engineers (AIME), Association for Iron & Steel Technology (AIST), The Global Leaders in Materials Protection and Performance (AMPP), International Erosion Control Association (IECA), Society for Mining Metallurgy, & Exploration (SME), Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE), The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society (TMS).
Class of 2022 Emerging Leaders Alliance
Junior Civil Engineer
Flood Testing Labs, Chicago, IL, USA
Xijun Jeff Shi
Texas State University, San Marcos, TX, USA
University of Delaware, Newark, DE, USA
Graduate Research Assistant
Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI
Research & Teaching Assistant
University of Miami
Upcoming ACI Convention Activities for Younger Members:
Sunday, October 23, 2022: Student and Young Professional Networking Event
Monday, October 24, 2022: What I Wish I Knew: Managing Career Transitions; Concrete Design 201; and Young Professional Activities Committee Meeting
For more information regarding young professional activities, including the Emerging Leaders Program, Engineering Greatness Podcast, Free Convention Registration Program, or Young Professionals Committee, contact Kanette Worlds.
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