Morgan State University Outreach Activities

As part of CIAMTIS outreach activities, we will engage in educational outreach at the high school level with an emphasis on outreach to engage new innovative materials, process development, and broaden participation in transportation engineering. We will contribute to the number of participating high school students that will enroll in transportation-related undergraduate Civil Engineering degree programs which will be monitored as a metric to gauge the Center’s success in outreach activities. The motivation for this project combines two pressing concerns in engineering education: (1) a general need for early introduction to transportation engineering in an efficient learning environment (specific need to educate early exposure of students in advanced composite materials), and (2) engineering licensure of graduates in transportation engineering to mitigate leakage in the engineering pathway, especially during professional practice. Minority students are still behind in the skills crucial for sustainable scientific and technological developments. To produce large number of highly skilled transportation engineering graduates it is crucial to make the high school students interested and prepared in this discipline. Early exposure of provides unique opportunity for them to evaluate engineering profession as a future career while developing their problem-solving skills through extensive hands-on transportation engineering experiments. It is important to create desirable outcomes by increasing participation of students including underrepresented groups in transportation engineering through innovative activities and experiences. This project will involve high school students in a four-week long hybrid course to influence their sense of belonging in engineering and opportunity for research experience.


    • Status: Active
    • Funding: $MSU Fed Share $75,190 MSU Match Share $75,518
    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Federal Highway Administration

      1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
      Washington, DC  United States  20590
    • Managing Organizations:

      Center for Integrated Asset Management for Multimodal Transportation Infrastructure Systems (CIAMTIS)

      Pennsylvania State University
      University Park, PA  United States  16802
    • Project Managers:

      Donnell, Eric

    • Performing Organizations:

      Morgan State University

      School of Engineering
      Cold Spring Lane and Hillen Road
      Baltimore, MD  United States  21239
    • Principal Investigators:

      Shokouhian, Mehdi

      Efe, Steve

    • Start Date: 20211001
    • Expected Completion Date: 20230930
    • Actual Completion Date: 0
    • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01787440
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Center for Integrated Asset Management for Multimodal Transportation Infrastructure Systems (CIAMTIS)
    • Files: UTC, RIP
    • Created Date: Nov 8 2021 3:06PM