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Association News 2012-2013 ASA Natalie Boyer studies, he works as a Forensics Engineer Graduate Scholarships University of Illinois, structure. This work has spurred hisAssistant, evaluating defects in concreteuated from thegrad Awarded Urbana-Champaign graduate studies in material performance. The 2012-2013 ASA Graduate Scholar- with a BS in architec- ships have been awarded to Natalie tural studies. She is ASA Spring Committee Boyer and Sebastien Girard. Each student currently pursuing Meetings received a stipend of $3000 (USD) for her master’s of archi- tuition, residence, books, and materials. Natalie Boyer tecture degree with an All eight of ASA’s These scholarships are awarded each year emphasis in structural systems from the standing committees to students pursuing higher education in same institution. Boyer sees the role will meet on Saturday, the field of concrete with an interest and shotcrete plays in structural systems and April 13, 2013, at the potential for professional success in the restorations—another area of interest— Hilton & Minneapolis shotcrete industry. Established in 2008, as significant and advantageous. Convention Center in the ASA Graduate Scholarship Program Sebastien Girard Minneapolis, MN. seeks to identify, attract, and assist out- received his BEng in The following tenta- standing graduate students in their pursuit civil engineering from tive schedule includes two networking of careers in the field of concrete, partic- the Université Laval. breaks that will allow all attendees to ularly in the application of the shotcrete He is currently pur- connect with their fellow shotcrete process. This program opens each year suing his master’s professionals. in late spring. Visit www.shotcrete.org degree in civil engi- In addition to networking opportunities, and get details in “Grad Scholarships” neering from Laval as ASA committee meetings offer partici- in the “Education/Certification” section. Sebastein well. Concurrent to his pants the opportunity to provide input Girard on ASA efforts and become an integral part of ASA’s overall mission. These meetings do not require preregistration and are open and free to anyone who has an interest in the shotcrete process. If you are involved in the shotcrete industry, you should plan to attend. 8:00 AM-9:00 AM ASA Education Committee 9:00 AM-9:50 AM ASA Sustainability Committee 9:50 AM-10:10 AM Morning Networking Break 10:10 AM-11:00 AM ASA Pool & Recreational Shotcrete Committee 12:00 PM-12:30 PM Lunch 12:30 PM-1:30 PM ASA Safety Committee 1:30 PM-2:20 PM ASA Publications Committee 2:20 PM-2:40 PM Afternoon Networking Break 2:40 PM-4:00 PM ASA Marketing/Membership Committee 4:00 PM-5:30 PM ASA Board of Direction 66 Shotcrete • Winter 2013


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