The James E. Clyburn University Transportation Center Announce Recipients

Thursday, June 19, 2008

The James E. Clyburn University Transportation Center is proud to announce the recipients of the 2007-2008 Federal Highway Administration Dwight David Eisenhower Fellowship: Clemson Wright, Junior, Sociology, Kingstree, SC; Jalpa Patel, Senior, Mechanical Engineering Technology, Columbia, SC; Zachary Middleton, junior, Business, Orangeburg, SC; Courtney Green, Junior, Civil Engineering Technology, Rains, SC; Joseph Carson, Junior, Electrical Engineering, Orangeburg, SC. Each recipient received a transportation educational award of $7,500.00.

The Dwight David Eisenhower Transportation Fellowship Program (DDEF) was established by the Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act (ISTEA) in 1991. The objective of the Dwight Davis Eisenhower Transportation Fellowship Program is to attract qualified students to the fields of transportation and research and advance transportation workforce development.

All participants in the DDEF must: (1) be enrolled in an accredited college or university in the United States; (2) be enrolled in a full-time program leading to a baccalaureate or graduate degree; (2) conduct an original research and prepare a research report, thesis, or dissertation on a transportation-related topic; and (4) provide an abstract of their research to University & Grants Program, Office of Professional and Corporate Development (OPCD), Federal Highway Administration (FHWA). Additionally, all recipients of the FHWA Dwight D. Eisenhower Fellowship award are required to attend the annual Transportation Research Board (TRB) Meeting to be held the week of January 11 - 15, 2009.

The site Manager for this program is Dr. Reinhardt Brown, Interim Executive Director of the James E. Clyburn University Transportation Center (JECUTC). For further information, please contact the JECUTC office at (803) 536-8863.

The mission of the James E. Clyburn University Transportation Center is to assist federal, state and local agencies in meeting their goals to develop a highly skilled workforce to meet the future needs in transportation.