ICPI Offers Stipends for the 2018 Professors’ Workshop

April 25, 2018

Concrete and cement are vital to the nation’s construction industry. Few construction projects can take place without cement somewhere in the design. As we think harder about the impact of the materials we choose for roads, buildings, bridges, or infrastructure projects, durable, sustainable, and economical concrete is almost always the right choice. Portland Cement Association and concrete industry sponsors like ICPI are offering a workshop to help instructors teach the fundamentals of this building block to the next generation.

The Professors’ Workshop will be held July 23-27, 2018 at the PCA Campus in Skokie, IL and is designed to provide faculty in engineering, architecture, and construction management programs the tools to teach the latest developments in concrete design, construction, materials, pavements, and sustainability. The week-long event includes networking opportunities to facilitate exchanging ideas with professors from many universities, demonstrations by software vendors, and free resource materials. To view the Workshop Schedule, click here. The registration fee for the workshop is $395 and includes hand-out materials, PowerPoint presentations, resource literature (with a value greater than $2,500), lunches, and receptions.

Space is limited to those teaching about the engineering, economics, sustainability, design, construction, and performance of concrete. Visit www.cement.org/ProfessorsWorkshop for more information or to register, or contact Michelle Wilson at mwilson@cement.org or at 847-972-9034.

ICPI has two $1,500 stipends that will be awarded to financially assist professors who want to attend the week-long training. To be considered for the stipend, the applicant must:

  1. Teach at a university or college
  2. Teach a course in pavement design, construction or maintenance
  3. Attend the session on Concrete Pavers on Friday morning

To be considered for the stipend, or you know an instructor that could benefit from attending  please contact Anya Plana-Hutt, ICPI Manager of Education at aplana-hutt@icpi.org before Monday, June 4, 2018 and provide a resume or other documentation demonstrating the applicant meets the criteria. Individuals will be selected based on the strength of their application and will be notified shortly after June 4.