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Oklahoma State University civil engineering students win American Concrete Institute Fellowship awards

Fri, April 21, 2017

Oklahoma State University civil engineering students Bret Robertson and Katelyn Oquin have received prestigious American Concrete Institute (ACI) Fellowship awards.

Robertson, a graduate student from Inola, Oklahoma, and Oquin, class of 2016 from Burneyville, Oklahoma, will each receive a $7,000 stipend, an all-expenses paid trip to the next two ACI conventions, assistance in finding an industry mentor and assistance in finding a summer internship.

“This is a great honor for Oklahoma State University and our students,” says Tyler Ley, Ph.D. and associate civil engineering professor. “It showcases the high quality of students we have here and it’s great that they’re recognized by such a prestigious group.”

Over 1,000 students apply for this award each year, and Oquin and Robertson are the first from OSU to receive it. There have only been two previous universities that have had students win the ACI Fellowship award in the same year.

“We have professors who invest in their students not only in the classroom, but in their well-being and success,” says Oquin. “I am incredibly grateful for the opportunities that I was provided by Dr. Ley, and for his ability to teach with a passion and to inspire his students.”

For more information about the ACI Fellowship award, visit