PCA Professors’ Workshop 2019

Prof. Garg recently attended the PCA Professors’ Workshop organized by the Portland Cement Association, held at the headquarters of the American Concrete Institute in Detroit, Michigan.

This was an excellent week-long workshop aimed at professors teaching concrete and concrete-related courses in a university setting. Access and exposure to live demos, course materials, pedagogy techniques, student competitions, and case studies introducing complicated phenomena in the concrete world were some of the things that made this workshop extremely useful. Highly recommended for fellow assistant professors!

10th Anniversary of ACerS Cements Meeting

The 10th Advances in Cement-based Materials meeting sponsored by The American Ceramic Society was held at our Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering from June 16-18, 2019. Co-chaired and organized by Prof. Garg and Dr. Matt D’Ambrosia, the meeting had a record attendance of 145+ members.

There were more than 50 posters and approx. 70 oral presentations, the details of which can be seen in the program here. Activities started on 16th June, Sunday, with the tour on Additive Manufacturing led Dr. Peter Stynoski at CERL, IL and an SEM workshop led by Paul Stutzman and Jeffrey Bullard from NIST.

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