Three CCNY undergraduates win Eisenhower fellowships

Three undergraduates in The City College of New York’s Grove School of Engineering are recipients of 2019 Dwight David Eisenhower Transportation Fellowships from the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA). The awards total $24,000. 

The program’s mission is to attract qualified students to the field of transportation and research, and advance transportation workforce development. 

The CCNY recipients are all seniors majoring in civil engineering. Their awards and research projects are:

•    Seydou Konate, an $8,000 fellowship to work with Dr. Anil Kumar K. Agrawal researching the application of Seismic Isolation into Response Control of Bridges. Konate, who was born in Ivory Coast, is a Bronx resident.

•    Vicktorija Molodecka, a $10,000 fellowship to analyze bridge reliability under the effects of increasing scour and loading conditions. Dr. Naresh Devineni is her mentor. Molodecka was born in Latvia and resides in Brooklyn.

•    Shirazum Munira Shachi, a $6,500 fellowship to work with Dr. Alison Conway on research mapping 311-reported potholes in New York City. The project is entitled: "Understanding Impacts on Street Users." Shachi, a native of Bangladesh, entered CCNY as an international student. She lives in the Bronx

 Part of the Eisenhower awards support Fellows to participate in the Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting. It’s scheduled for Jan. 12–16, 2020, at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, in Washington, D.C.

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