ACI Foundation Awards Baker Student Fellowship to CEE's Remolina

Civil engineering student Daniella Remolina has won a Baker Student Fellowship from the American Concrete Institute (ACI) Foundation.

The foundation offers fellowships to high-potential undergraduate and graduate students in engineering, construction management and other programs who are nominated by ACI member faculty.

Remolina has a few semesters of undergraduate studies remaining in the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE); then she’s planning to pursue a master’s degree, focusing on structural engineering. She’s also working on a minor in economics.

“I feel passionate about facing and solving challenging problems … to improve people’s lives,” Remolina said.

She has explored a variety of areas of study during her undergraduate studies, including working on a project to determine salinity’s effects on the Apalachicola River ecosystem and another to determine the peak compressive strength of different geopolymers. Remolina also has worked in CEE’s Structures Lab on developing corrosion-resistant piles for Georgia bridges and designing durable concrete mixes.

ACI Foundation fellowships include a stipend for educational expenses as well as paid travel and fees for two ACI conventions, connection to an industry mentor and an optional summer internship.