College christens concrete materials lab in memory of alumnus

Josh Seidel was an impeccable engineer and entrepreneur — a sterling example of the type of engineering leader that has called the University of Missouri College of Engineering home over the decades. The foundation set up in his memory wanted to continue that tradition in his honor, helping christen the Joshua M. Seidel Advanced Concrete Materials Laboratory in a ceremony held on Feb. 17 in Lafferre Hall.

The Josh Seidel Memorial Foundation provided the generous support, allowing for renovation of existing laboratory space and the purchase of equipment to provide the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department with a state-of-the-art experiential learning space. The foundation was formed to honor the memory of Seidel, a 2001 MU mechanical engineering alumnus who passed away in 2013. Its goal is to support students seeking to build skills in engineering, science and other technical realms, as well as encourage entrepreneurship.

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