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July 21, 2015

Iowa State University Director Receives $35,000 Research Grant

PCA Education Foundation 2015 Research Fellowship Award to support student research

SKOKIE, Ill.—The Portland Cement Association (PCA) Education Foundation has awarded Dr. Peter Taylor a 2015 PCA Education Foundation J.P. Gleason Fellowship Award.

Taylor, of Iowa State University, is the director of the National Concrete Pavement Technology Center. The award will support graduate student research on improving concrete pavement durability. Taylor is one of three finalists presented with 2015 PCA Fellowship awards. 

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. 

John P. Gleason, Jr., served as PCA president from 1986 until his retirement in 2007. He excelled at recognizing long-term opportunities and strove to bring more of a market focus to PCA programs. With the proceeds from a property sale, he created the Education Foundation

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