Trio Awarded Eisenhower Fellowships

November  14, 2012

Contact: Jen Boyer, Media Relations
Lake Washington Institute of Technology
(425) 739-8236,


Kirkland, Wash.: Three Lake Washington Institute of Technology (LWIT) Engineering Graphics students recently won the prestigious Dwight D. Eisenhower Transportation Fellowship, offered by the Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration. The fellowships are available to students pursuing degrees in transportation-related disciplines.

Ryan Davey of Issaquah, Gerald P. Huck Jr. of Kenmore, and Vadim Minchuk of Montlake Terrace, each received $4,000, plus $1,000 toward travel and expenses to attend the annual Transportation Research Board (TRB) meeting in Washington, D.C. in January.

When applying for the fellowships, students submit projects of their own research and design for consideration. Davey submitted a redesign project for the I-405 and I-90 interchange at Coal Creek Parkway to reduce accidents. Huck submitted a proposal for auxiliary lanes to several sections of Highway 167 to reduce traffic in local areas. Minchuck's project evaluated the impacts of deicers on pavements.

At the meeting the students will present their Eisenhower projects at a poster session and receive recognition during a reception organized by the Federal Highway Administration.

Each year, the TRB meeting attracts approximately 10,000 professionals from around the world to present and exchange their research ideas and learn the latest transportation industry news. This is the second year LWIT students will attend.

Eisenhower Fellowship WinnersLWIT Eisenhower Fellowship winners Vadim Minchuk, Ryan Davey,
and Gerald P. Huck, Jr.

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