On March 22, 2017, PhD student Tenli Waters received a scholarship at the Spring Symposium organized by the Intermountain Chapter of the American Concrete Institute. Tenli completed her BS and MS degree in Civil Engineering from 2015-2016 and is currently pursuing her PhD degree at BYU
The American Concrete Institute (ACI) Intermountain Chapter was founded in 1983 to further the education of concrete in relation to technical practice, scientific investigation and research. By organizing the efforts of its members, the Intermountain Chapter gathers, correlates and disseminates information for the improvement of the design, construction, manufacture, use and maintenance of concrete products and structures. The ACI Intermountain Chapter covers the states of Utah, Southern Idaho, Western Wyoming, and Southwestern Montana.
Members of the chapter meet to listen to technical presentations given by experts in the field of concrete. The application process involves sending a transcript, resume, and cover letter to the scholarship board and scholarships are awarded to students from local universities. Those students who have experience in concrete are given preference. Darren Smith, another former BYU graduate, and president of the chapter, presented Tenli with a check during the awards ceremony.