SSU Students Attend Transportation Board Meeting

Five Savannah State University (SSU)

students attended the 97th annual Transportation Re search

Board meeting in Washington, D.C., January 7-11, 2018, with Roxana Javid, Ph.D., assistant professor of civil engineering technology. The meeting is the world’s largest gathering of transportation professionals, with more than 13,000 attendees – including industry leaders, policymakers, administrators and researchers from government, industry and academia.

SSU received a grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) for the Dwight David Eisenhower Transportation Fellowship Program (DDETFP). SSU students attended as recipients of DDETFP, a program that awards fellowships to students pursuing degrees in transportation-related disciplines and strengthens the workforce by attracting the brightest minds to the field through education, research and labor development.

SSU’s student recipients are: Marcus Givens, civil engineering technology, Dublin, Ga; Sade Shofidiya, master’s in business administration candidate, Chicago, Ill; Sansriti Ranjan, Regents Engineering Pathways Program (REPP) student, Bangalore, India; Alicia Montgomery, business management, Atlanta, Ga; Jaya Washington, civil engineering technology, Marietta, Ga.

Savannah State offers an interdisciplinary transportation studies certificate, available to students within any major. Upon completion of this program, students will be able to understand and respond to both local and global needs of the 21st century transportation industry and associated topics such as sustainability, intelligent systems and smart transportation infrastructure.

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