Sustainability of Horizontal Civil Infrastructure in Rural Areas

Title 
Sustainability of Horizontal Civil Infrastructure in Rural Areas
Institution 
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Institution Type 
Research university
City 
Lincoln
State 
NE
Field 
Civil Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry or related disciplines
Start Date 
6/3/18
End Date 
8/7/18
Stipend 
$4500
Hrs / Week 
40
Deadline 
Priority Deadline February 1, Applications close March 1
Description 
Rural areas, which contain approximately 20% of the US population (49 million people) and 80% of the land area in the United States are fundamental to human well-being in both rural and urban areas. Within the United States, rural areas provide unique resources such as the infrastructure for food and bioenergy production as well as the transportation infrastructure from inland urban centers to ports. Despite this, little attention is paid to the unique challenges and opportunities these areas face with respect to building and maintaining civil infrastructure. In this ten-week summer research program, students will work with faculty and graduate students to conduct research and contribute new knowledge to improve our understanding of how best to address the challenges facing rural environments. Through collaboration with industry partners, students will also be given opportunities to learn how infrastructure challenges are currently being addressed by the civil engineering industry.
Qualifications 
U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident. Must be a current undergraduate student with at least one semester of coursework remaining before obtaining a bachelor’s degree
Contact 
Shannon Bartelt-Hunt
URL 
https://www.unl.edu/summerprogram/civil
Email 
sbartelt2@unl.edu
Number of Participants 
8-10
Housing Provided 
yes
Subsistence Provided 
yes