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Civil Engineering Grad Student Wins Prestigious Fellowship

David Johnson

David “Kody” Johnson, a graduate student in the Department of Civil Engineering, recently was awarded a fellowship through the Federal Highway Administration’s Dwight D. Eisenhower Transportation Fellowship Program.

This fellowship, set up through the university as a grant, will give Johnson a $10,000 stipend, and $1,500 in the form of travel allowances to attend the 2019 annual meeting of the Transportation Research Board in Washington D.C. The transportation fellowship awards are merit based and fall into different tiers. In total, there are about 150-200 grants annually given out to the brightest students working in the field of transportation engineering.

Johnson received his bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Boise State in May 2017. He since has been working as a graduate research assistant with Assistant Professor Deb Mishra in the civil engineering department. Johnson’s research focuses on advanced laboratory characterization infrastructure materials, and numerical modeling of pavements and railroad track structures.