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May 31, 2011

PCA Education Foundation Selects 2011 Research Fellows

SKOKIE, Ill.--The Portland Cement Association (PCA) Education Foundation awarded two graduate students with the educational fellowships at the association’s recent spring meeting in Chicago.

The 2011 recipients are (listed by university, student, professor, research title):

  • University of New Brunswick, Fredericton
    Ashlee Hossack
    Professor Michael D.A. Thomas
    Equivalent Performance and Sulfate Resistance with Portland Limestone Cement (PLC) 
  • Oregon State University, Corvallis, Ore.
    Tengfei Fu
    Professor Jason H. Ideker
    Development of Shrinkage Limits and Testing Protocols for High Performance Concrete

The PCA Education Foundation Research Fellowship identifies and rewards outstanding masters and doctoral students in the fields of engineering and physical sciences who are studying areas that advance the science and technology of cement and concrete. PCA’s Education Foundation presents the students with $20,000 each for university and study costs.

PCA established the Foundation in 2001 to help finance education programs in nearly every facet of the cement and concrete industries, from university research fellowships to career recruitment and craft training.

About PCA
Based in Skokie, Ill., the Portland Cement Association represents cement companies in the United States and Canada. It conducts market development, engineering, research, education, and public affairs programs. More information on PCA programs is available at

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