From Structural Design to Aggregates

Kruse, Karla
July 2013
Concrete International;Jul2013, Vol. 35 Issue 7, p22
Academic Journal
An essay is presented on how the author transitioned from structural design to working with aggregates. It traces her experience starting as a freshman at The University of Texas at Austin, Utah and wanting to be a structural engineer who will design baseball stadiums. Her position as an undergraduate research assistant gave her the opportunity to work with aggregates which she discovered something she loved. She describes her work in a petrography lab in the company she worked for.


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