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CEE Graduate Student Receives Award from Transportation Research Board

Kwaku Boakye, a graduate student in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at The University of Tennessee received an award on January 10, 2017 as the outstanding Ghanaian participant in the Transportation Research Board (TRB) 96th Annual Meeting held in Washington DC from January 8 -12, 2017.

The TRB meeting program covers all modes of transportation, with more than 5,000 presentations in over 800 sessions and workshops, addressing topics of interest to policy makers, administrators, practitioners, researchers, and representatives of government, industry, and academic institutions from all over the world. At this year’s annual meeting, Kwaku presented four papers which he had submitted to the TRB for publications and presentations.

The award is set up by the executives of the Ghana Transportation Professionals Forum of North America (GTPF-NA) to encourage young Ghanaian transportation engineering students to pursue academic excellence in their program of studies. GTPF-NA is a private, non-profit group of multi-disciplinary professionals with a mission to promote innovation and sustainable developments in transportation infrastructure and related systems through research, professional practice, and outreach.

At the meeting event, the executive board of GTPF_NA awards students with the highest number of publications/presentations accepted by the TRB. The second edition of the award (instituted last year) was won this year by Kwaku Boakye who was presented with a plaque and token financial sum by Dr. Senanu Ashiabor, president of GTPF-NA.