Graduate Student Recruiting into Critical Transportation Infrastructure Areas of Interest

This report presents the results of a three-year, intensive recruiting and mentoring program in the University of Oklahoma’s (OU) College of Engineering (CoE). Highly qualified and diverse graduate students were sought to pursue degrees in transportation related engineering fields, spanning the disciplines of Civil Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Industrial Engineering and Mechanical Engineering. The purpose of the project was to explore innovative ways in which to recruit, educate, retain and mentor the next generation of transportation engineers to fill both Oklahoma’s and the United State’s critical need for qualified engineers to help our aging infrastructure. The graduate students recruited to these programs became Oklahoma Transportation Center (OkTC) Fellows, gaining significant experience in transportation research and industry. All OkTC Fellows were gainfully employed in the transportation industry after graduation or currently pursuing advanced degrees.

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  • Supplemental Notes:
    • This research was sponsored by the U.S. Department of Transportation, University Transportation Centers program.
  • Corporate Authors:

    University of Oklahoma, Norman

    School of Civil Engineering and Environmental Science
    202 West Boyd Street, Room 334
    Norman, OK  United States  73019

    Oklahoma Transportation Center

    2601 Liberty Parkway, Suite 110
    Midwest City, OK  United States  73110

    Research and Innovative Technology Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Cerato, Amy B
    • Horne, Karen
  • Publication Date: 2013-1


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Edition: Final Report
  • Features: References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 38p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01493865
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: OTCREOS9.1-13-F
  • Contract Numbers: DTRT06-G-0016
  • Created Date: Sep 18 2013 12:37PM