TechMRT News

Engineering Doctoral Student Recognized as Student of the Year

Wesley Kumfer
Wesley Kumfer, a doctoral student in traffic engineering at Texas Tech University, was honored in Washington, D.C., last week as the South Plains Transportation Center’s (SPTC) student of the year. Wesley Kumfer has studied how race, gender, age, and nationality affect a driver's likelihood of being involved in a fatal accident. Read More...

TTU Senior Awarded Summer Internship

SPTC Intern Gonzalez

As the recipient of the Southern Plains Transportation Center's  2014 Transportation Regional Internship Program (TRIP), TTU Senior Civil Engineering student Oziel Gonzalez spent the summer working for KSA Engineers in McKinney, TX. KSA specializes in providing a broad range of consulting, management, engineering, architecture, planning, surveying, and construction services. Ozzie spent his time at KSA working with the Airport Division on airport projects related to design, planning and construction. Read more...

Texas Tech Part of Multi-Million Dollar Federal University Transportation Center Grant

Rain or shine, the interstate highway system takes Americans where they want to go, but weather extremes threaten that smooth and safe ride. Researchers from the Texas Tech Center for Multidisciplinary Research in Transportation (TechMRT), in the Whitacre College of Engineering, are now part of a consortium to conduct cutting-edge research under the theme of “State of Good Repair” of transportation infrastructure in the region, with a specific focus on the impact of extreme climates on infrastructure. The study is funded by a multi-million dollar University Transportation Center (UTC) grant provided by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Research and Innovative Technology Administration (RITA). The TechMRT research team, made up of Sanjaya Senadheera, Priyantha Jayawickrama, Hongchao Liu and Cathy H. Allen, joins seven other universities led by the University of Oklahoma. Read more...