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The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) has designated Transportation System Engineering (TSE) as a special interest program for graduate students. As an interdisciplinary program, TSE breaks traditional barriers between structural engineering, transportation engineering, hazard mitigation and infrastructure management by promoting critical thinking and outreach among students, researchers and stakeholders.The UTCP educational goal is "a multidisciplinary program of course work and experiential learning that reinforces the transportation theme of the Center." The MPC educational plan is consistent with national goals to (1) introduce transportation concepts in elementary and secondary education; (2) vocational and technical training; (3) transportation degree programs; international and multidisciplinary; and (4) mid-career transportation training.

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Student of the Year

The Mountain-Plains Consortium Outstanding Student of the Year Award annually recognizes an outstanding transportation student at one of the MPC member universities.

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NDSU Dept 2880P.O. Box 6050Fargo, ND 58108-6050