IRF Welcomes 2012 Class of Road Scholars to Washington
The 2012 IRF Road Scholar Program welcomed 27 students from 11 countries. The annual 10-day IRF Road Scholar Program gathers international graduate students who have demonstrated significant educational accomplishments as well as a desire to use their education to improve their home countries. With the addition of 4 new IRF member universities in the United States, including George Mason University, University of Delaware, University of Southern California, and University of Massachusetts – Amherst, this was the greatest number of participants hosted by the IRF for the program.
Throughout the course of the 10-day Program, Fellows met with transportation industry leaders such as AASHTO Executive Director John C. Horsley and AEM President Dennis Slater, visited advanced research facilities, listened to high-level corporate presentations, attended leadership training activities, and participated in team building exercises.
The International Road Federation is a global not-for-profit organization, headquartered in Washington, DC since 1948 and supported by regional offices throughout the world. The IRF serves a network of public and private sector members in more than 70 countries by providing world-class knowledge resources, advocacy services, and continuing education programs which together offer a global marketplace for best practices and industry solutions.