Two grants totaling $1 million have been awarded to The CItadel's Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering by the Department of Transportation’s University Transportation Center.
The Citadel is the only South Carolina institution invited to be part of the Southeastern Transportation Research, Innovation, Development and Education (STRIDE) Center consortium grant. The STRIDE grant provides up to $14 million over the next five years to 10 regional universities to come up with better ways to reduce traffic congestion.
“The Citadel’s School of Engineering has a well-deserved reputation for innovation and excellence that is clearly supported in the form of two new federal grants totaling more than $1 million,” Citadel President John Rosa said. “It is an honor to partner with the other leading institutions to address our nation’s transportation challenges.”
The Citadel will also participate with a group of other South Carolina institutions for the Center for Connected Multimodal Mobility grant. This federal grant provides up to $7.8 million for the next five years to enhance transportation research as well as undergraduate and graduate education, e-learning opportunities for professionals and outreach programs for K-12 students.
Professors William Davis, Dimitra Michalaka and Kweku Brown will lead the efforts for both projects for The Citadel.
“These new grants are a vote of confidence in the strength of The Citadel’s Civil and Environmental Engineering faculty to deliver the next generation of transportation innovations and a diverse workforce to the industry,” Dr. Connie Book, provost and dean of The Citadel, said.