Student Competitions

Open Competitions

Pervious Concrete Cylinder Competition Registration Now Open

Undergraduate teams are challenged to apply sustainability concepts and use their knowledge of concrete mixture design by producing pervious concrete, which balances permeability and splitting tensile strength. Team registration is due by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Standard Time on October 4, 2022.


ACI-James Instruments Student Award for Research on NDT of Concrete

Applications are invited for the 2022 ACI-James Instruments Student Award for Research on NDT of Concrete for original research on nondestructive testing of concrete. The award is sponsored by James Instruments, Inc., a Chicago-based manufacturer, and distributor of NDT systems, and it will be given by ACI Committee 228, Nondestructive Testing. Papers must be submitted to Dirk Heidbrink by December 2, 2022 for a chance to win cash prize of $1,500.


Important Announcements

ACI Foundation Scholarship and Fellowship Program Open

The ACI Foundation is accepting applications for scholarships of $5,000 and $15,000 fellowships available to both undergraduate and graduate students. Deadline to apply is November 1, 2022.


Congratulations to the 2022 Concrete Project Winners!


Call for Papers: Spring 2023 Undergraduate Research Session

Undergraduate students are invited to submit an abstract describing their concrete related research. Research described in an abstract should be work conducted predominately by undergraduate students. Presentations are to be made by undergraduate students. Graduate students who conducted research while an undergraduate are also welcome to submit an abstract. Presentations on concrete materials, structural design, construction, or other concrete related issues are all welcome.


General Competition Information

English Student Competition Instructional PowerPoint.

Spanish Student Competition Instructional PowerPoint.


Student Competition Questions

Please contact:

Rachel Belcher
American Concrete Institute
38800 Country Club Drive
Farmington Hills, MI 48331
Fax: +1.248.848.3701
Email: students@concrete.org

Future Competitions

Fall 2022
Pervious Concrete Cylinder

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About ACI Student Competitions

ACI's nationally recognized student competitions, offered in cooperation with the ACI Student Activities Committee, give students the opportunity to participate in interesting and educational concrete projects.

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