Wednesday, December 7, 2016

CEES Doctoral Student Receives Eisenhower Graduate Fellowship

CEES doctoral student Cameron Murray (BSCE 2012, MSCE 2014) is a recipient of a 2016 Eisenhower Graduate Fellowship from the Federal Highway Administration.  The fellowships are awarded by the Dwight David Eisenhower Transportation Fellowship Program to students pursuing degrees in transportation-related disciplines.  A native of Little Rock, Arkansas, Murray attended the historic Little Rock Central High School before attending the University of Arkansas where he graduated with both his bachelor’s and master’s degrees; graduating cum laude and completing an undergraduate honors thesis on prestressing strand bond.  His master’s thesis research investigated alkali-silica reaction, a chemical reaction that causes damage to concrete.  Murray came to OU in the summer of 2014 where he has studied shear in prestressed concrete as well as calcium sulfoaluminate cement and concrete bridges under the direction of his advisor CEES assistant professor Royce Floyd. In 2012 Murray received the Baker Student Fellowship from the American Concrete Institute and he was recently named the Student of the Year for the Southern Plains Transportation Center.  He will be recognized as an Eisenhower Fellow at the Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting in Washington D.C. in January.