Doctoral student earns national asphalt association scholarship

Published: Aug 2, 2010 5:00:00 PM
Media Contact: Sally Credille,, 334-844-3447



Adriana Vargas-Nordcbeck, doctoral student in Auburn University's Department of Civil Engineering, recently received the 2010 Association of Asphalt Paving Technologists (AAPT) graduate study scholarship, a nationally-competitive award of $1,500.

She holds a bachelor's degree in civil engineering from the University of Costa Rica and a master's degree in civil engineering from Auburn. Her research focuses on full-scale accelerated pavement testing at Auburn's National Center for Asphalt Technology test track.

"I feel truly honored to receive this award," says Vargas-Nordcbeck. "I am proud to show the great quality of research carried out at Auburn University."
AAPT is a leading organization in the advancement of asphalt paving technology, serving its more than 800 global members, highway agencies and research organizations as a hub for the latest developments and research in the industry.

Contributed by Katie Mullinax