The CEE department requires that a capstone design project must be undertaken by undergraduate students in order to graduate. A goal of this Center is to have a significant number of students (10 to 12) involved in transportation related senior design projects within 4 years.
Each year the LTAP Center provides a number of opportunities for students to work on LTAP projects in a summer cooperative environment. Cooperation between the UTC and LTAP Center should increase the number of students that take advantage of these opportunities
From the research point of view, a major effort of the Center will be to increase the number of Ph.D. students in transportation, and related, engineering areas. This will start with a stronger emphasis in recruiting and raising the size of fellowships offered to Ph.D. students, in an effort to be more nationally competitive. The university has a policy of waiving tuition for all Ph.D. students, and the Center will continue to take advantage of that opportunity.
Principal Contact: Paul Barr, PhD, [email protected], 435-797-8249