CARE GAANN Program

(Civil, Architectural, and Environmental Engineering)

CArE offers two major research areas for GAANN fellows within the civil engineering discipline.


Civil Engineering 1

This research focuses on civil infrastructure condition assessment, sustainability and resiliency as it relates to structural engineering and construction materials. Research will encompass the areas of infrastructure and sustainability for the following:

  • Advanced material applications for sustainable infrastructure
  • Innovative structural components and systems
  • Multi-hazards assessment and impact mitigation for resilient transportation network
  • Nondestructive evaluation (NDE) and structural health monitoring

These areas of study and innovation are critically important to maintain the welfare of our global citizens and to increase the resiliency of affected communities.


Civil Engineering II

This research focuses on restoring and improving urban infrastructure using novel engineering solutions. Research will encompass the areas of infrastructure and sustainability for the following:

  • Restoration of urban infrastructure including highways, bridges, tunnels, rail, airports and port and water navigation channels, as well as utility infrastructure
  • Assessment of aging civil infrastructure attacked by increasing natural hazards
  • Development of novel construction materials, new construction and monitoring methods, and automation in construction, repair and maintenance

These areas of study and innovation are critically important to maintain the welfare of our global citizens and to increase the resiliency of affected communities.


PROGRAM BENEFITS

  • Financial support that includes a stipend of up to $34,000 per year (determined by FAFSA)
  • Educational allowance up to $15,750 that covers all educational expenses, including tuition and fees and the cost of textbooks and other materials, computer hardware and software, travel expenditures and registration fees for participation in conferences
  • Mentoring by one or more of the GAANN faculty, as well as industry mentors who include successful alumni of previous GAANN programs
  • Supervised teaching experience, which will be preceded by training in effective teaching techniques
  • Opportunities for peer mentoring and community outreach

Questions?

Dr. John J. Myers
Program Director
325 Butler-Carlton Hall, 1401 N. Pine St.
Rolla, MO 65409
573-341-6618 | jmyers@mst.edu | care.mst.edu


Ready to apply?

Apply to the civil engineering doctoral program at futurestudents.mst.edu, and send the required application documents to Jeannie Werner at wernerje@mst.edu.

Underrepresented students are especially encouraged to apply.

Eligibility

Eligibility requirements include the following:

  • Are accepted into the regular or direct (i.e. straight from B.S.) Ph.D. program in Civil, Architectural, and Environmental Engineering
  • Have demonstrated financial need determined by FAFSA
  • Are a citizen or permanent resident of the United States
  • Have an excellent academic record
  • Are planning a career in teaching and/or research

 

Required application documents

  • Unofficial transcripts (undergraduate and graduate)
  • CV or resume
  • Official GAANN application
  • Name and email address
  • Description of current or proposed research
  • One-page statement on how a doctoral degree will fit into your future plans

* Students from underrepresented groups, including women, are especially encouraged to apply.

Participating faculty

Dr. John J. Myers
jmyers@mst.edu


Dr. Genda Chen
gchen@mst.edu

Dr. Lesley Sneed
sneedlh@mst.edu


Dr. Mohamed A. ElGawady
elgawadym@mst.edu

Dr. Grace Yan
yang@mst.edu