Civil engineering student awarded graduate study scholarship

Published: Aug 14, 2009 5:19:00 PM
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Mary Robbins, doctoral student in Auburn University's Department of Civil Engineering, recently received a scholarship from the Association of Asphalt Paving Technologists (AAPT). This national scholarship is given annually to top graduate students in the field of asphalt pavement engineering. Robbins' award includes a $3,000 scholarship, a copy of the latest AAPT journal and a year's membership in AAPT.

"It is a prestigious award, with some of the top professionals in this field being past winners," said Robbins. "I am thankful to be the recipient."

Robbins holds a bachelor's degree in civil engineering from the University of Toledo in Ohio and is a recent graduate of Auburn's civil engineering master's program. Her research interests include full-scale accelerated pavement testing at the National Center for Asphalt Technology's (NCAT) test track.

Started in 1924, the AAPT has over 800 members from around the world. The organization is a leader and a reliable source in the advancement of asphalt paving technology, providing its members with the latest developments within the field and communication with fellow professionals. The AAPT scholarship is given each year to graduate students pursuing degrees in chemistry, chemical engineering and civil engineering. The AAPT provides the scholarship to increase the number of scientists and engineers available for careers in asphalt cement or asphalt concrete technology.

Contributed by Cassity Hughes