The American Galvanizers Association (AGA) is committed to educating future specifiers. 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 developed the University Program to address this issue and begin educating the specifiers of tomorrow today.
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.