The Federal Highway Administration recently recognized Bradley University, which partnered with the administration over the last academic year to integrate an array of technologies into their curriculum through the Second Strategic Highway Research Program Education Connection.
Professors from Bradley’s Department of
Civil Engineering and Construction worked to educate their students on SHRP2
technologies, focused on geotechnical engineering, pavement design, soil
mechanics and foundation analysis and design, into several undergraduate and
"The students will be able to enhance
their career in the civil and construction fields in the areas of accelerated
bridge design and construction, structural health monitoring using
non-destructive tests, improvement of soils for horizontal and vertical
structures, and innovative methods in pavement design and maintenance," Bradley Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering and Construction Dr. Mohammad
This program, which was undertaken by 10 universities, allows students to gain experience with SHRP2 products while they are still in school, training the next generation so that they are familiar with these solutions when they enter the workforce.
"By doing this, we would not only boost their learning experience but also equip them with innovative, cutting-edge solutions to the real-world situations they would surely encounter in their careers," FHWA Chief Technical Services Officer Amy Lucero said.