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Two UVVA Civil and Environmental Engineering graduate students have been awarded prestigious Dwight D. Eisenhower Transportation Fellowships by the US DOT’s Federal Highway Administration (FHWA): Erin Robartes and Sean Laffey. Erin is a second-year graduate student in Professor Donna Chen’s group. She holds a BS in Civil Engineering from the University of Connecticut. Sean Laffey is a first-year graduate student in Professor Brian Smith’s group, though he is currently located at the Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center in McLean, VA. He holds a BS from CEE at UVA and has worked at AECOM since graduating in 2012. Per the FHWA, these fellowships, “[advance] the transportation workforce by attracting the brightest minds to the field through education, research, and workforce development. CEE is proud of its students for having won this high honor.