The American Galvanizers Association (AGA) is dedicated not only educating current specifiers of the galvanizing industry, but also future members. One of the biggest market limitations to the specification of hot-dip galvanized steel is ignorance. The majority of architecture and engineering students are not taught anything about galvanized steel while in college.
The AGA offers a number of learning opportunities to current architecture and engineering students. The AGA launched the Galvanize Your Campus program in 2011 which includes design competitions, campus presentation/visits, and tours of hot-dip galvanizing facilities and galvanized steel projects. The AGA also holds an annual scholarship program to assist future specifiers with the rising cost of a college education. In 2014, the AGA launched the Can You Dip It Showdown, which is a video competition to show school pride while learning something about hot-dip galvanized steel. Lastly, the Ascension Program, a design competition in partnership with AIAS to encourage students to build wheelchair ramps to offer freedom back to veterans
Galvanize Your Campus Programs
The American Galvanizers Association (AGA) visits campuses across the United States and Canada to educate future architects and engineers about hot-dip galvanized steel. Through the Galvanize Your Campus program, students will learn about the hot-dip galvanizing process, design, sustainability, performance, specification, cost, inspection, as well as see the process in action and/or the coating in real world applications. The Galvanize Your Campus program includes:
- On-campus presentations
- Tours of galvanizing facilities
- Tours of galvanized projects
Educating the specifiers and designers of the future is paramount to reverse this trend. The American Galvanizers Association (AGA) is a non-profit trade organization committed to educating current and future architects, engineers, owners, developers, fabricators, and specifiers about hot-dip galvanizing for corrosion control. To that end, the AGA has launched an educational initiative exclusively for current architecture and engineering students.
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