The PCI Educator Awards program was developed to acknowledge educators who successfully incorporate precast, prestressed concrete topics into current graduate and undergraduate curricula. The program focuses on the work of engineering and architectural professors within the classroom; research work may be taken into consideration. The PCI education mission is to coordinate and prioritize educational endeavors of the institute and ensure proper funding of prioritized programs.

The Distinguished Educator and Educator of the Year nominations are accepted throughout the year and may be submitted by industry personnel, fellow faculty, or former students. Nominations are kept on file for three years, after which the nominee must be resubmitted for consideration.   

The deadline for 2024 recognition is Monday, October 16, 2023 by end of day. For more information or questions on submitting a candidate, email

Distinguished Educator Award

The Distinguished Educator recognizes a full-time professional educator who has made significant educational contributions to the precast concrete industry. The award should be given to an educator prior to consideration for promotion to full professor or, to an educator who has made a significant impact on the education of undergraduate, graduate, and/or continuing education students. Acceptable contributions include technical, law, business, or other areas of importance to the precast concrete industry.

Educator of the Year Award

The Educator of the Year Award recognizes an educator who has made a singular yet truly exceptional contribution to education or a contribution to the educational mission of the Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute. Primary consideration will be focused on contributions to all levels of instruction, student learning and or educational service. However, research may also be considered. Recipients of the Educator Award are eligible nominees for the Distinguished Educator Award.