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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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Researcher Spotlight: Jorge Zornberg

Researcher Spotlight: Jorge Zornberg

Dr. Jorge Zornberg, Professor of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering, and his CTR research team are revolutionizing the roads we drive on. Under his leadership, their research focuses primarily on soil structure design, geosynthetics, and waste containment facilities, with specific emphasis on the geotechnical aspects of transportation engineering. His work covers roadways, retaining walls, bridges, …


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Announcing Our New Director: Amit Bhasin

Announcing Our New Director: Amit Bhasin

AUSTIN, Texas — Amit Bhasin, associate professor in the Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering in the Cockrell School of Engineering, has been named the new director of the Center for Transportation Research (CTR) at The University of Texas at Austin. He assumed the role on February 15 and is the fifth director in …


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