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Accession Number PB2013-111675
Title Graduate Student Recruiting into Critical Transportation Infrastructure Areas of Interest.
Publication Date Jan 2013
Media Count 38p
Personal Author A. B. Cerato K. Home
Abstract 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 Oklahomas and the United States 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.
Keywords Civil engineering
Computer science
Electrical engineering
Graduate students
Industrial engineering
Mechanical engineering
Mentoring
Oklahoma
Transportation industry

 
Source Agency Department of Transportation Office of University Research
NTIS Subject Category 85 - Transportation
50 - Civil Engineering
43G - Transportation
91B - Transportation & Traffic Planning
92D - Education, Law, & Humanities
Corporate Author Oklahoma State Univ., Stillwater. School of Civil and Environmental Engineering.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note N/A
NTIS Issue Number 1326
Contract Number DTRT06-G-0016

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