Transportation Fellows participate in national conference

LINCOLN UNIVERSITY, PA – Lincoln University’s six Dwight David Eisenhower Transportation HBCU Fellows participated in a portion of the annual U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) annual Transportation Research Board conference in Washington, D.C. held Jan. 10 – 12.

In August, the DOT awarded the students a total of $40,000 in fellowship funding, who also received a one-time grant to attend the conference.   Each recipient received between $3,500 and $10,000.

They were: Priyanka Chowdhury, a junior, computer science major; Ashley Ellis, a senior, biochemistry, biology and nursing major; Marcus Barboza, a junior, physics major; Iyanuoluwa Emiola, a junior, math and physics major; Pereware Pere, a junior, math and computer science major; and lastly, Adaka Iguniwei, a junior, math and computer science major.  Dr. Monic Gray, assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering, is the campus manager and research mentor for the students.

The DOT fellowship, which is also funded by the Federal Highway Administration’s Technology partnership Programs (TPP), is meant to “attract qualified students to the field of transportation and research, and advance transportation workforce development” and required students to write an abstract and a collaborative report.

One of the fellows, Barboza, was invited to present his research, “Catch Your Next Flight at Home: Drones as Personal Transportation.”