Amanda Bordelon, a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, Ill., is the recipient of the 2007 Katharine and Bryant Mather Scholarship. The scholarship, sponsored by ASTM International Committee C09 on Concrete and Concrete Aggregates, is presented each year to undergraduate or graduate students who are pursuing degrees specializing in cement or concrete materials technology or concrete construction.
Bordelon lives in Urbana, Ill.
Bordelon earned both her bachelor's and master's degrees in civil engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. A graduate research assistant at the university since 2005, she works on fiber-reinforced concrete, fracture mechanics, ultra-thin whitetopping and multi-functional graded concrete pavement design.
A member of the American Concrete Institute (ACI), Bordelon has served as president of the ACI-UIUC student chapter since 2006. In addition to ASTM International, she is also a student member of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), American Railway Engineering and Maintenance-of-Way Association and the International Society of Concrete Pavements (ISCP), where she is the assistant newsletter editor.