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| ASA GRADUATE STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP 2016-2017 Awardees ASA is pleased to announce the winners for this year’s Graduate Student Scholarship: Thomas Jacob- Vaillancourt and Pierre Siccardi, both students of Laval University in Quebec, QC, Canada. The ASA student outreach programs have undergone some revisions this year to extend the visibility and reach to students. The scholarship program, although certainly a worthy endeavor, has unfortunately attracted very few qualified applicants in the last couple of years. In reviewing our past scholarship awards, it was evident we have given at least one of our scholarships each year to a student at Laval University. As many know, Laval University, with the active involvement of Dr. Marc Jolin, has been at the forefront of a wide variety of shotcrete research. Thus, in 2016, the ASA Board decided to establish a standing, annual scholarship for a student in the shotcrete program at Laval. The Board felt that this scholarship would serve to assist a student actively involved in Laval’s shotcrete research, and thus also help support the shotcrete research program overall. This year, with several generous individual contributions to the ASA Graduate Student Scholarship Program, we funded two scholarships. The Board also decided to fund a student outreach program where experienced ASA members speak to student groups at their schools about shotcrete. The expectation is this type of outreach will help to inform many more students (and faculty) about the benefits of the shotcrete process. ASA also has a Student Outreach Task Group that is actively looking at potential programs and activities to promote and increase student education and participation in the shotcrete industry. The following is a brief biography of the scholarship winners and their current research. Gary Carlson Equipment Rental Your trusted source for wet and dry shotcrete equipment is fully stocked for both rental and sales ***National Service*** Gary Carlson Equipment Co. Rentals - Sales - Service - Delivery 1380 County Rd C West, Roseville MN 10720 Mankato St., Blaine MN Phone 763.792.9123 Allentown Shotcrete Pumps and Guns Putzmiester Shotcrete Pumps Sullivan Air Compressors and Tools Chemgrout Mixers Pumps and Plants Reed Shotcrete Systems Pumps and Guns Colidal Mixers 10 Shotcrete | Winter 2017 www.shotcrete.org


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