Bryant Mather Scholarship Awarded to Raissa Ferron

Bryant Mather Scholarship Awarded to Raissa Ferron
04 July 2006

The 2006 ASTM International Katherine and Bryant Mather Scholarship has been awarded to Raissa Ferron, a teaching assistant and Ph.D. candidate studying self-consolidating concrete and cementitious materials at Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill.

ASTM International Committee C09 on Concrete and Concrete Aggregates administers the scholarship, which assists full-time undergraduate students who are completing their second/sophomore year of college, or graduate students pursuing degrees specializing in cement or concrete materials technology or concrete construction. The scholarship was established in 2005.

Currently a research assistant at the Center for Advanced Cement-Based Materials in Evanston, Ill., a position she has held since 2002, Ferron works on the properties of fresh and hardened self-consolidating concrete. At present, she is focusing on research to gain an understanding of the mechanisms controlling flocculation and thixotropy of cementitious materials during the early stages of hydration.
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