University of Cincinnati
2016/2017 academic year/undergraduate award​

Concrete problem solving

"We are surrounded by construction on a daily basis, and it is exciting to understand how my chosen field of interest impacts our communities," says University of Cincinnati undergraduate Sarah Mullins. "Although I am fascinated by the many sub-disciplines associated with civil engineering, what really draws me in is the problem solving." Her 2015/2016 academic year scholarship from the Wire Reinforcement Institute Education Foundation has helped her pursue a career exploring concrete design. "I am grateful for the award. Scholarships such as this have been essential in supporting my ability to obtain my degree and my future career." She knew early on in her studies that she had chosen the right path. "My concrete design class sparked my interest in specializing as an engineer with a focus in concrete, and my co-op rotation at McCarthy Building Companies of Atlanta has provided me with the field knowledge necessary for design." At McCarthy, she was assigned to the Grady Hospital, Atlanta, emergency room renovation. She is an active member of Concrete Canoe, Chi Epsilon, and American Society of Civil Engineers. Her plan is to receive a Bachelor of Science Civil Engineering in the spring of 2017 and stay at the University of Cincinnati to pursue her M.S. of Civil Engineering.

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