Students

Much of the success of the research performed at CMRG-CDC is due to the efforts of our outstanding graduate students. Guided by full-time faculty members, these University of Texas students, seeking masters or doctoral degrees, perform much of the hands-on research. Over the years, the efforts of both the students and the nationally recognized faculty have served to enhance the reputation of our research program. The pursuit of an advanced degree in engineering while engaged in research at CMRG-CDC is an opportunity to obtain mentorships and friendships that will last throughout a professional career.

The University of Texas at Austin (UT-Austin) is the largest university in Texas and has a worldwide reputation as a leader in engineering education and research. The Department of Civil, Architectural, and Environmental Engineering (CAEE) within the Cockrell School of Engineering has consistently been ranked among the top programs offering research and engineering education in the country. Please visit the website of the Department of Civil, Architectural, and Environmental Engineering to learn more about our graduate programs in Civil Engineering - Materials and the associated programs in the Structural Engineering, Mechanics, and Materials (SEMM) area in Structural Engineering and Mechanics, Uncertainty, and Simulation in Engineering.

Graduate Research Assistants working 20 hours a week are eligible to participate in UT Select Health Plan and are also eligible for the many perks and services available to University of Texas at Austin employees such as discounted computers and software; locked car assistance; shuttle buses, tickets to athletic events, and recreational sports memberships.

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Prospective Undergraduate Students

The research faculty frequently search for hard-working students with the ability to work, at least, four-hour work blocks. Our business hours are from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Most of our research involves determining physical properties of specific aggregates, mortars or concretes. Thus, the work for which we are seeking undergraduate research assistants involves, some lifting and weighing of materials, sieving, batching concrete, strength testing on universal load machines, and measuring length changes of specimens. Safety gear such as steel-toed work boots, gloves, and protective eyewear are provided. All new employees must attend safety classes that are offered by the University free of charge.

The permanent staff that support our research projects are friendly and helpful. Our faculty research supervisors are nationally known and respected in their areas of expertise. In addition to providing income, most students find the work an enjoyable and educational experience, providing engineering insights and hands-on experience that cannot be learned in a typical classroom.

UT Graduate Admissions

Graduate Degree Programs in the Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering

Graduate Research Assistants working 20 hours a week are eligible to participate in UT Select Health Plan and are also eligible for the many perks and services available to University of Texas at Austin employees, such as discounted computers and software; locked car assistance; shuttle buses and recreational sports memberships, and many of the applicable fees are waived.

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Employment Information

Before we can offer you a position, we ask that you to fill out our application form and come to the lab for an interview.

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