WPI Provost Receives Transportation Research Board Award

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Worcester, Mass. -- WPI Provost John F. Carney III received the Transportation Research Board K.B. Woods Award in recognition of a paper of outstanding merit in the field of design and construction of transportation facilities at the board's annual meeting in January. The meeting took place in Washington, D.C.

Provost Carney shared the award with Professor Subhasish Chatterjee of Vanderbilt University's Civil and Environmental Engineering Department and Richard B. Albin of the Washington State Department of Transportation. Their paper, "Development of a 100-km/h Reusable High-Molecular Weight/High-Density Polyethylene Truck-Mounted Attenuator," was published in Transportation Research Record 1647.

The K.B. Woods Award is named after the 19th chairman of the Transportation Research Board executive committee. Papers were judged on readability, logic, relevance, applicability and contribution. The Transportation Research Board is a unit of the National Research Council, a private, nonprofit institution that is the principal operating agency of the National Academy of Sciences and the National Academy of Engineering.