The ACI Foundation has created a new fellowship in honor of Kenneth C. Hover. His past and present teaching, communication, research and consulting activities have positively influenced several thousands of individuals in the concrete industry community and enhanced their knowledge about concrete.

The ACI Foundation recently received $50,000 in seed money from generous donors in honor of Hover’s lifelong contributions to the concrete industry. The ACI Foundation is looking to raise additional funds toward the new fellowship to extend the award indefinitely to deserving students.

Hover is a professor of civil and environmental engineering at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, where his teaching and research focus on concrete materials, design and construction. He also acts as a consultant to many industry organizations, helping with the technical aspects of concrete construction projects. He is among the highest-rated speakers at World of Concrete, and his seminars often sell out. At World of Concrete in 2006, he was named “one of the 10 most influential people in the U.S. concrete industry.”

Hover has a unique ability to communicate complex technical concepts in a clear and captivating manner. “He is without question one of the preeminent educators in the civil engineering community and the concrete construction industry,” said ACI Past President Tony Fiorato.

The new fellowship, once fully funded, will be available for student applicants who are graduate or undergraduate students studying any concrete-related field. The award funding will be distributed in increments of $15,000 to benefit one student annually. A $10,000 educational stipend will go to the student to cover tuition, books and supplies, and $5000 to cover expenses to attend three ACI Concrete Conventions, one of which will include an in-person interview with the Scholarship Council.

To contribute to the Kenneth C. Hover Honorary Fellowship and for more information, visit or contact Kari Martin, ACI Foundation Fundraising Manager, at or (248) 848-3757.