National Steering Committee Donates to Concrete Industry Management Institutions

SILVER SPRING, MD - The Concrete Industry Management (CIM) program - a business intensive curriculum that awards students with a four-year Bachelor of Science degree in Concrete Industry Management - is proud to announce it has received $460,000 from their National Steering Committee.

At its Fall board meeting at Arizona State University, the CIM National Steering Committee (NSC) provided support to the five CIM universities (Middle Tennessee State University, Arizona State University, California State University, Chico, the New Jersey Institute of Technology, and Texas State University) in the amount of $460,000.

"The National Steering Committee of the Concrete Industry Management program is pleased to again provide funding for the advancement of the CIM program at our five institutions," said Mike Schneider, CIM NSC Chairman.

As a national-level, broad-based industry coalition dedicated to a collaborative process in partnership with CIM institutions and local industry patron groups, the mission of the NSC is to develop, support, promote and sustain a network of higher learning at educational institutions with programs that produce graduates with degrees in Concrete Industry Management.

According to Heather Brown, Director and Associate Professor at Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU), the NSC funds are used to send students to industry events, hosting members of the industry on campus, supplying publications and resources to the students in the classroom and purchasing laboratory equipment.

Organizational partners of the CIM Program include:

  • American Concrete Pipe Association
  • American Concrete Institute Foundation
  • American Society of Concrete Contractors Education Foundation
  • National Concrete Masonry Association (NCMA) Education and Research Foundation
  • National Precast Concrete Association
  • National Ready Mixed Concrete Association
  • Portland Cement Association
  • PCI Foundation
  • The RMC Research and Education Foundation

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