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The Galvanize the Future: A Richard L. Brooks Memorial essay contest was developed to help future specifiers with the rising cost of a college education. The scholarship aims to teach these specifiers a little about hot-dip galvanizing while providing them with funding for their education.

To apply, please fill out the form below and attach your essay.  Your essay must answer one of the following two questions in 1,000-2,000 words and be in Word, Rich Text Format, or Adobe Acrobat PDF format. 

Essay Questions (choose one)

1.     Your client wants to build a building façade with architectural exposed structural steel (AESS) with hot-dip galvanized components, but has heard galvanizing can have mixed appearances. Make a case for hot-dip galvanizing to be used for the project, noting specific practices that can improve the final appearance of hot-dip galvanizing to meet the AESS requirements.

2.       The Department of Transportation has tasked you with replacing guardrails along a 100 mile stretch of highway.  They want at least a 50 year design life and looking to reuse existing guardrails and materials.  Put together a proposal using hot-dip galvanizing including the most innovative ways the DOT can take advantage of its recyclability/reuse detailing how that will reduce environmental and economic impacts.

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