Engineering Student Awarded ACI Fellowship

Cameron Murray
Photo Submitted

Cameron Murray

The American Concrete Institute Foundation has selected Cameron Murray, a senior civil engineering major, to receive the Baker Student Fellowship Award for the 2012-13 academic year. As part of his award, Murray will receive a $7,000 stipend, will take part in an internship with an engineering firm or concrete manufacturing firm and will have the opportunity to attend two ACI conventions.

Murray has been conducting research with Micah Hale, assistant professor of civil engineering. Along with Richard Deschenes, another undergraduate student, they have been studying the bond between concrete and prestressing strands, steel strands that are cast into concrete to strengthen and reinforce it. The researchers have been evaluating tests that measure the strength of the bond between strands and surrounding concrete and looking at the way that different variables, such as the type of mortar used in the tests, affect the outcomes.

“This is a very competitive award,” said Hale, “and Cameron has worked very hard to earn it. It’s great to see our students getting this kind of national recognition.”

When he graduates, Murray plans to earn a master’s degree and continue doing concrete research.

Contacts

Camilla Medders, director of communications
College of Engineering
(479) 575-5697, camillam@uark.edu

Headlines

U of A Project to Help Farmers Recycle Water, Recover Nutrients for Fertilizer

Researchers are developing systems to recycle wastewater and recover nutrients for fertilizer to reduce water consumption in farming.

Dick and Nancy Trammel Cheer on Student Success with Scholarship Gift

A $250,000 estate gift from Dick and Nancy Trammel of Rogers will create scholarships for students involved in the U of A cheer program.

Information on How to Report Sexual Violence Posted Across Campus

Stickers explaining how and where victims of sexual or relationship violence can get help have been placed in most restroom stalls.

CNN Executive Director to Speak in Honor of Global Ethics Day on Oct. 18

Steven Holmes, visiting distinguished professor, will be lecturing on "Being an Ethical Journalist in the 'Fake News' Era" at 6 p.m. today, Oct. 18, at Shollmier Hall, Room 250 of Vol Walker Hall.

U of A to Change Drop/Withdrawal Tuition and Fee Adjustment Schedule

The revised policies align the “drop” and “withdrawal” tuition and fee adjustment schedules and go into effect for the Spring 2019 semester.

Newswire Daily