Archived news Apr. 14, 2010

Congratulations Jonathon Fagert
OTC Student of the Year

Jonathon Fagert

Each year, the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) honors an outstanding student from each UTC at a special ceremony. This awards ceremony is held in conjunction with the annual Transportation Research Board conference in Washington, DC. Awardees are nominated based upon a demonstrated dedication to innovation in transportation research through course work, research and outreach. The Ohio Transportation Consortium is proud to announce that Jonathon Fagert has been chosen as the 2009 Student of the Year (SOY).

Jonathon is a graduate Civil Engineering student currently in pursuit of a M.S. in Structural Engineering at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. He has demonstrated outstanding academic performance, leadership skills, and great promise to advance the transportation profession. He achieved a near perfect 4.0 as an undergraduate and a perfect 4.0 as a graduate student. Jonathon was recognized with the Kenneth M. Haber award for an outstanding senior in Civil Engineering from his department.

In addition to his studies, Jonathon recently participated in a research project on health monitoring of highway bridges under the supervision of Professor Xiong (Bill) Yu. He developed and evaluated the potential of an innovative guided electromagnetic wave radar technology for real time monitoring of structural performances and the results are very promising.

Following graduation, Jonathon plans to enter the industry as a Structural Engineering designer. His future plans also include pursuing a Ph.D. in Civil Engineering and embarking on educating the next generation of Civil Engineers.

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