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Graduate Profile: Jake Gutekunst, M.S.

Graduate Profile: Jake Gutekunst, M.S.

By Maureen Kelly  |  Student Spotlight

Hometown: Plano, Texas Receiving: Masters in Civil Engineering Advisor: Dr. Randy Machemehl Area of research: Intersection modeling for dynamic traffic assignment; pavement maintenance strategies   How does it feel to be graduating? It’s exciting because I have a job lined up at Kimley-Horn and Associates (or KHA) that I’ll start in January, and I’m looking …

CTR PhD Candidate Wins 2014 SWUTC Student Award

CTR PhD Candidate Wins 2014 SWUTC Student Award

By Maureen Kelly  |  Awards

The Southwest Region University Transportation Center (SWUTC) recently announced the winners in the 2014 SWUTC Student Awards competition, and a CTR student was one of the lucky four. Meredith Cebelak, a transportation engineering student and CTR graduate research assistant, is the winner of the Dr. William J. Harris Award for Outstanding PhD Student. Meredith’s advisor, …

CTR’s Transparent Sound Wall Wins TxDOT Award

CTR’s Transparent Sound Wall Wins TxDOT Award

By Maureen Kelly  |  Awards

Each year TxDOT’s Environmental Affairs Division recognizes departmental projects that meet TxDOT’s transportation goals while also protecting the environment by bestowing the Environmental Achievement Awards (EAA). To be eligible for an EAA, the exemplary project must both enhance the natural and human environment and arise from district initiative (rather than from a state mandate). CTR …

Research Digest, Nov.2014: TxDOT Research

By Kevyn B.  |  CTR Library

The November 2014 issue of the Research Digest is now available for download from the CTR Library’s website. This issue of the digest provides abstracts for 18 Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) Research Program publications that were published in September, October, and early November. These publications are from ongoing or completed research projects sponsored through …

NMC Models Helping Local Communities See the Future

NMC Models Helping Local Communities See the Future

By Kevyn B.  |  Highways

The Network Modeling Center has been busy lately helping Central Texans envision potential changes to their roadways. Using the models in the NMC toolbox, researchers Jennifer Duthie and Mason Gemar met with area stakeholders to get feedback on and allay concerns about upcoming construction projects. In October Dr. Gemar collaborated with TxDOT and Bastrop’s city …