Education & Technology Transfer Activities: 2000

Doctoral Training in Civil Infrastructure Engineering




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Matching Research Agency

Civil Engineering

Principal Investigator

Abdeldjelil Belarbi, Associate Professor
Civil Engineering
Missouri University of Science and Technology
Rolla, MO 65409
p(573) 341-4478
f(573) 341-4729

Student Involvement

Five (5) Doctoral Students

Project Objective

To recruit and train 5 doctoral students in the area of Civil Infrastructure Engineering.

Project Abstract

This proposal requests funding does for 6 graduate students to pursue doctoral studies in civil infrastructure the Secretary of the Department of Education identify engineering, which encompasses several disciplines as a national need. The main objective for the GANN program is to increase the number of U.S. citizens who pursue teaching and research careers in Civil Engineering. Training new professors with technical proficiency in civil infrastructure engineering will develop educational human resources to train better engineers that will build the needed infrastructures for our nation's future. Transportation and communication are critical to U.S. economic strength and maintaining technical superiority in these fields is necessary to retain our leadership position.

Task Description

This project directly supports National Education Goal 4, which is to ensure that "U.S. students are first in the world in science and mathematics achievement."

Anticipated Benefits

To train 6 national PhD students to become future educators

Modal Orientation



Project Start Date:08/01/2000
Project End Date:07/31/2005

Relationship to other Research/Projects

All projects in the area of Civil Infrastructure Engineering

Technology Transfer Activities

Depends on the area of research/education training

Transportation Research Board Keywords

Education, GANN and teaching/research