Dontaiz Rouse, a senior from Albany, Georgia, in the Civil Engineering Technology program at Savannah State University (SSU), was selected to receive the prestigious International Road Federation (IRF) fellowship. The scholarship is for students who are studying the transportation industry.
Rouse will attend the 2016 IRF Road Scholar Program in January in Washington, DC. The multi-day program will be held in conjunction with the Transportation Research Board (TRB) Annual Meeting.
Fellows have the opportunity to interact with students from around the world, network with IRF, gain exposure to many of the public and private road industry organizations, and hear firsthand from top-level executives about what it takes to become a leader and make a difference in the field.
Mehran Mazari, Ph.D., assistant professor of civil engineering technology, who is a former IRF fellow, promoted SSU to an official member of the IRF.
"This is a unique opportunity to become a part of such a distinguished and reputable international community of road industry professionals and to improve their leadership skills," says Mazari.
SSU’s institutional IRF membership was supported by Jonathan Lambright, Ph.D., dean of the College of Sciences and Technology, and by Mohamad Mustafa, Ph.D., chair of engineering technology.