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Civil Engineering Announces Research Program for Undergraduates

January 30, 2003

The University of Texas at Arlington’s College of Engineering will offer its third research program for undergraduates this summer, this time for civil engineering majors. The other two programs targeted computer science and electrical engineering majors. The National Science Foundation is funding all three of the programs.

Professor Ali Abolmaali will direct Civil Engineering’s Research Experiences for Undergraduates program, which provides undergraduates the opportunity to conduct their own projects. Normally, graduate students conduct most the research projects. Participating students may select one of four projects for study: Residential Foundation Repair Methodology, Measurements in Geotechnical Engineering, Laboratory Performance Evaluation of CCTV Camera Poles and Evaluation of Fiber Reinforced Polymer Composite for Civil Infrastructure Repair.

The program is open to all undergraduate students – freshmen to seniors – who are enrolled in a B.S. engineering degree program to be completed no earlier than the Fall 2003 semester/quarter. Students are expected to participate in writing technical papers for publications, conference presentations and presentations at their home universities after returning from the summer institute. Participants must also be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Women and minority candidates are particularly encouraged to apply. Participants with disabilities will be accommodated. Students will receive a stipend of $2,400, plus room, board and travel expenses.

Students wanting to participate in the program should contact Dr. Abolmaali for application information. He may be contacted via e-mail at or via mail to Dr. Ali Abolmaali, Civil and Environmental Engineering, P.O. Box 19308, Arlington, TX 76019. Applications must be received by April 2. The program begins May 27.