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McNeese State program focuses on energy industry

The Precast Studio at McNeese State University in Lake Charles, Louisiana, led by Dr. Ahmed Abdel-Mohti began in January 2021 focused on the petrochemical industry.

With the introduction of this curriculum, McNeese began offering the Prestressed Concrete course to all engineering students. An important part of the studio program is the partnership formed with three local precasters, Alfred Miller, Dunham Price Group LLC and Tindall Corporation.

Dr. Mohti took students to Dunham Price Concrete Products plant in Vinton, Louisiana and Alfred Miller Contracting in Lake Charles, Louisiana. The members of the ASCE also joined these two tours. During the tours, the students learned about various precast products and the day-to-day workload of these plants. Unlike many other universities this year, McNeese State met in person, using larger classrooms to allow students to social distance.