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SAD Student Organizations


Founded in 1904, the mission of the American Concrete Institute (ACI) is to provide knowledge and information for the best use of concrete.  ACI conducts seminars, manages various certification programs, publishes technical documents, and offers scholarships to students in the field.   The organization has 99 professional chapters, 65 student chapters, and nearly 20,000 members from over 120 countries.  

The Houston ACI Chapter provides a local forum for the discussion and dissemination of technical and educational information related to the production and use of concrete. SAD faculty work closely with the Houston ACI Chapter and established the UHD ACI Student Chapter in 2012.  

 All SAD students are invited to become members of the UHD ACI Student Chapter. ACI student members have access to:

  • A free ACI Student E-membership;
  • Free subscriptions to a choice of ACI technical journals;
  • Networking opportunities with Houston ACI Chapter members;
  • Professional development activities designed to help students remain abreast of the latest developments in construction technology;
  • Industry-recognized certifications in concrete specializations;
  • Scholarship opportunities; and
  • Local and regional employment contacts.

For more information about the UHD ACI Student Chapter, please contact the faculty sponsor, Dr. Arash Rahmatian.


For more information about the UHD ASCE Student Chapter, please contact the faculty sponsor, Jorge Tito Izquierdojor via email.


The Structural Engineering Organization (SEO) is a student organization at UHD for those enrolled in the Structural Analysis/Design Option in Engineering Technology (SAD) program. SEO focuses on providing SAD students mentorship, guidance, and preparation for engineering internships and career opportunities.  Its ultimate goal is to develop an extended network of alumni throughout the engineering industry to provide professional advancement of UHD SAD graduates.

For more information, please contact the faculty sponsor, Dr. Arash Rahmatian .