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D-STOP Workforce Development Roundup

D-STOP Workforce Development Roundup

Here’s a small sampling of D-STOP’s workforce development activities. D-STOP Students Recognized and Recruited D-STOP selected MS student Rahul Patel (supervised by Dr. Stephen Boyles) as its 2017 Outstanding Student of the Year. MS student John Helsel (also supervised by Dr. Stephen Boyles) was awarded the Council of University Transportation Centers (CUTC) 2017 Charley V. …


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2018 Summer Symposium Schedule Released

Each summer D-STOP, in coordination with another USDOT Tier 1 research unit, the Center for Highway Pavement Preservation, hosts an 11-week summer internship for engineering undergraduates interested in transportation. The University Transportation Center (UTC) Undergraduate Internship (UI) provides interns with unique insight into transportation education and helps prepare them for a possible career in the field. This year’s program kicks …


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Student Spotlight: Rahul Patel

Student Spotlight: Rahul Patel

Name:  Rahul Patel Hometown:  Frisco, Texas Current position:  Graduate Research Assistant to Dr. Stephen Boyles Hobbies: Anything outdoors, soccer, basketball, travel, hanging out with friends Notable Honor: Named D-STOP’s 2017 Outstanding Student of the Year  Where were you before you came to pursue your graduate degree at UT? I was an undergrad at UT also, majoring in …


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Latest in D-STOP Workforce Education Efforts

Latest in D-STOP Workforce Education Efforts

D-STOP continues its workforce education mission, using a variety of approaches to reach out to the next generation of engineers. Some of our efforts are described here. Workshop on writing technical papers—Hosted by the UT student chapter of the Institute of Transportation Engineers, this workshop in June 2017 featured an engaging presentation by D-STOP’s Dr. Stephen …


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CTR Students Clench Traffic Bowl District Title, Outstanding Student Award

CTR Students Clench Traffic Bowl District Title, Outstanding Student Award

Written by Lauren Bringle The CTR student chapter of the Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) recently sent a team to the Texas Intercollegiate Traffic Bowl competition at the TexITE Spring Meeting in Frisco, where they yet again claimed the title of Texas District Champions (revisiting the district victories of 2014 and 2015). Each year, the …


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Student Spotlight: Krishna Murthy Gurumurthy

Student Spotlight: Krishna Murthy Gurumurthy

Name:  Krishna Murthy Gurumurthy Hometown:  Bangalore, India Current position:  Graduate Research Assistant and Teaching Assistant to Dr. Kara Kockelman; President of the Institution of Transportation Engineers (ITE), UT Student Chapter. Hobbies: Amateur photography; playing basketball and 8 ball pool Where were you before you came to pursue your graduate degree at UT? I was born …


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Student Spotlight: Ehsan Jafari

Student Spotlight: Ehsan Jafari

Name:  Ehsan Jafari Hometown:  Kerman, Iran Current position:  Graduate Research Assistant Hobbies: Hiking, biking, traveling, reading Where were you before you came to pursue your graduate degree at UT? I completed my undergraduate studies at University of Kerman, Iran in 2007 and received my Master’s degree from University of Tehran, Iran 2010, both in Electrical …


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