Beau Lewis (left) consults with Dr. Russell Smith, associate professor of geography, on her transportation research project.

A Winston-Salem State University senior has been awarded a $10,000 research fellowship through the U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Highway Administration.

Beau Lewis, an economics major and information systems minor from Winston-Salem, received the grant from the Dwight D. Eisenhower Transportation Fellowship Program (DDETFP).

“The program awards fellowships to students pursuing degrees in transportation-related disciplines,” says the program’s webpage on the USDOT’s website. “This program advances the transportation workforce by attracting the brightest minds to the field through education, research and workforce development.”

Through the grant, Lewis has conducted research on medians and divided highways near Interstate 40 in Clemmons, a project for the North Carolina Department of Transportation. Lewis is working with Dr. Russell Smith, associate professor of geography at WSSU, on the project.

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Originally published May 9, 2018. Note: This is one of a series of articles highlighting WSSU's Class of 2018.


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