NPCA Vice President of Education and Workforce Development Marti Harrell joined Director of Outreach and Technical Education Claude Goguen at McNeese State University to present to a group of students.

The sophomore and junior civil engineering students learned all things precast as well as about job opportunities, scholarships and grants from the NPCA Foundation. NPCA Board member Asher Kazmann and Gainey’s Concrete Products President Greg Roache presented virtually to the group as well.

McNeese State has entered a team in the NPCA Foundation Student Competition in 2023 and also are competing in the 2023 ASCE Concrete Canoe Competition. McNeese State received a grant from the NPCA Foundation, in conjunction with the PCI Foundation, to fund its precast studio within the engineering department.

Among the projects that Harrell and Goguen walked the students through was testing the use of corn husks as natural fibers within concrete.