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The future of the construction industry depends on strong, engaging education programs that get younger generations interested in construction and technical careers. Construction management and construction-focused engineering programs are gaining ground in colleges and universities across the country, providing more opportunities than ever for students to immerse themselves in this rewarding industry. Read about resources for learning about scholarships, program and technical training opportunities.



MTSU Celebrates Concrete Industry Management Program

With a 25-year-anniversary and a new 54,000-sq.-ft. learning facility, the Concrete Industry Management program at Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU) had much to celebrate, and in late October, they did, complete with a homecoming parade, where heavy equipment was on showcase to the university community....


Supporters Hope Alabama's Gulf Coast Eco Center Will Make Area a Research Hub

Years of dreaming, planning and patience finally came together Oct. 27 with a unique groundbreaking for the Gulf Coast Center for Ecotourism and Sustainability (Gulf Coast Eco Center) in Gulf Shores, Ala....


New Space Camp Center in Alabama to Teach STEM-Based Knowledge to Students

Huntsville, Ala.'s U.S. Space & Rocket Center held a groundbreaking ceremony for its new $15 million Space Camp Operations Center expansion in early October. At the same time, the North Alabama educational space exploration staple announced that it is naming the new facility center for Boeing, a longtime financial supporter of the center....


Concrete Industry Management Program Celebrates 25th Anniversary

The Concrete Industry Management (CIM) program — a business-intensive program that awards students with a four-year Bachelor of Science degree in CIM — is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year....


39 College Students are First to Receive Scholarships From AEDF

The AED Foundation (AEDF) has awarded scholarships to 39 students representing 13 schools across North America, totaling nearly $80,000 in scholarships. The students are the first to receive scholarships from the Foundation, which have been funded by a generous donation of $300,000 made by The Caterpillar Foundation....


Class in Session for Empire Techs

Empire Crane technicians attended a Tadano class Aug. 30 to Sept. 3 to study the new Tadano GR rough terrain products. Jere Woolcock, Tadano training manager, taught the class. Empire Crane had multiple technicians attend the course from its Syracuse, N.Y., Boston, Mass., and Bridgewater, N.J., locations....


MTSU's New Building Gives Students Hands-On Experience

Students starting classes in the fall of 2022 at the Middle Tennessee State University's (MTSU) School of Concrete and Construction Management (SCCM) won't be just studying in a new $40 million building — they'll be learning the business in a showcase....


University of Maryland Breaks Ground on New $116M Building With Colorful Chemistry Display

The University of Maryland (UM) held a groundbreaking ceremony Aug. 24 for a new $116 million, 105,000-sq.-ft. building that will serve the school's Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. When finished, the College Park campus structure will provide space for research and innovations in fields like advanced materials, energy storage, nanoscience, quantum chemistry and drug discovery and delivery, according to the school....


Weyerhaeuser Grant Provides Mobile Classroom for Forestry

Due to a pair of grants from Weyerhaeuser, Louisiana Tech's Forestry program just got an upgrade and became more easily mobile. The Weyerhaeuser Community Grants were awarded to the Forestry Program in December 2019 for the creation of a mobile classroom....


Liebherr USA Co. Launches Partnership With Advance Technical Institute

Liebherr USA Co. launched a new partnership with local Virginia Beach company Advanced Technology Institute (ATI). In this partnership, Liebherr USA Co. will host up to six students each year who are attending ATI in the heavy vehicle technology program, studying to be service technicians....



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