Mahsa Hedayati, Ph.D. student, received Geo-Institute's award for the best student technical paper at the ASCE Texas Section Conference and Centennial Celebration. The conference was held in Dallas, Texas in September 2013. Mahsa presented her paper titled "Real Time Subgrade Moisture Distribution: A Means to Assess Future Pavement Performance." The paper was co-authored by Dr. Sahadat Hossain, Abbas Mehdibeigi (TxDOT, Dallas District) and Boon Thian (TxDOT, Dallas District). Mahsa is currently working on her PhD dissertation in civil-geotechnical engineering under supervision of Dr. Sahadat Hossain. Her research is focused on real time deformation of pavement subgrade in response to climatic events.