Auburn engineering student awarded ACI fellowship

Published: Jun 22, 2009 9:20:00 AM
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Auburn University structural engineering master's student Samuel Keske was recently presented with the 2009-2010 American Concrete Institute (ACI) Richard N. White Student Fellowship. Keske graduated with a bachelor's degree in civil engineering from Auburn before beginning his graduate studies. He plans to graduate in May 2010 and enter the structural engineering industry in hopes to solve structural challenges in creative ways. Keske was nominated for the fellowship by civil engineering faculty member Anton K. Schindler.

The Richard N. White Fellowship is awarded to students interested in materials who are enrolling in a master's program during the award year. Keske will receive a $7,000 educational stipend for tuition, residence, books and materials. All ACI fellowships also offer paid travel expenses and attendance fees to two ACI conventions, free publicity, an industry mentor and an optional summer internship.

The ACI awards eight fellowships each year, chosen out of 100 nominations. The fellowships are presented to undergraduate and graduate students who demonstrate high potential and study in fields related to concrete. Students must be nominated by an ACI member in order to be eligible. The ACI seeks to identify, attract and develop students who will excel and become outstanding professionals in the concrete field. For more information about the ACI and the fellowships, visit

Contributed by Cassity Hughes