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Association News University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX. She is interested in Established in 2008, the ASA Graduate Scholarship Program developing industrial applications of cement-based magneto- seeks to identify, attract, and assist outstanding graduate stu- rheological fluid. She hopes to eventually go on and seek her dents in their pursuit of careers in the field of concrete, par- PhD in civil engineering. ticularly in the application of the shotcrete process. This These scholarships are awarded each year to students pur- program opens each year in late spring. Visitwww.shotcrete. suing higher education in the field of concrete with an interest org/pages/education-certification/grad-scholarships.htm and potential for professional success in the shotcrete industry. for more details on the ASA Graduate Scholarship Program. Tenth Annual ASA Outstanding Start submitting your projects now! Shotcrete Project Awards Banquet We urge all ASA members to begin thinking now about It was a packed house at the New York, New York Hotel & current shotcrete projects that may be worthy of consideration Casino on Tuesday, February 3, 2015, as ASA celebrated its in 2015 as an Eleventh Annual ASA Outstanding Shotcrete Project Tenth Annual Outstanding Shotcrete Project Awards Banquet Award. Let the outstanding projects you complete this year be at World of Concrete. Attendees gathered to socialize with the ones we celebrate at next year’s ASA Awards Banquet! fellow ASA members and celebrate the top projects of 2014 To encourage even more entries, this year we’re opening up that have exemplified the effective and beneficial use of shot- the project-of-the-year submittal webpage right after the ban- crete as a placement method for concrete construction. You can quet; so, when you get back home, get a jump on the competi- see this year’s award-winning projects beginning on p. 16 of tion and submit your entries! The 2015 Awards Program will this issue. accept projects completed between January 1, 2013, and Special thanks are in order to ASA’s banquet sponsors— September 1, 2015; multiple projects may be submitted from without their generous donations, this event would not be the same company. Deadline for submissions will be October 1, possible. A complete list of these companies can also be found 2015. More information can be found at www.shotcrete.org/ in this issue, beginning on p. 10. Think you’ve got what it takes? ASAOutstandingProjects. 72 Shotcrete • Winter 2015


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