The ACI Foundation, a non-profit subsidiary of the American Concrete Institute, has announced the formation of the Daniel W. Falconer Memorial Fellowship, created in honor of the late Dan Falconer, who passed away July 29, 2015 after a courageous battle with cancer. Dan served as ACI’s Managing Director of Engineering for more than 17 years.
This new fellowship will be awarded to graduate students studying in the field of structural engineering with an emphasis in reinforced concrete design. Preference will be given to applicants conducting research pertaining to ACI codes or specifications. The fellowship includes an optional summer internship in the ACI Engineering Department.
Dan was an ACI Fellow, given this distinction for his outstanding contributions to the production and use of concrete materials, products, and structures through education, research, and development. Most notably, Dan was one of the leaders behind the reorganization of ACI 318-14, Structural Concrete Building Code. Dan, and the members of the engineering team, fielded all the questions about 318 from the users of the Code.
The Daniel W. Falconer Fellowship will be funded through the generosity of friends and colleagues. The American Concrete Institute has agreed to contribute a dollar-for-dollar match for donations made by individuals and companies. To learn more or to donate online, visit www.ACIFoundation.org.
Donations can also be mailed to:
Attn: Daniel W. Falconer Memorial Fellowship
38800 Country Club Drive
Farmington Hills, MI 48331
Fellowship recipients receive a $7,000 education stipend and the invaluable opportunity to attend three ACI Conventions, with airfare, hotel and registration covered through the fellowship. Each recipient also receives a $250 stipend for each convention for travel expenses, a guide for the convention at which they interview, and an industry mentor. The winner is recognized during the Opening Session at the Fall Concrete Convention & Exposition, named in Concrete International magazine, and listed on the ACI Foundation website.
The ACI Foundation is committed to supporting future concrete innovators and leaders through its scholarship and fellowship program. Currently, the ACI Foundation offers 11 fellowships, eight graduate scholarships and one undergraduate scholarship.