Modeling, testing, observing, analyzing, and publishing form the core of the student experience at MAPIL. Our graduate and undergraduate students aren’t afraid of getting their hands dirty—they come to MAPIL to gain active, first-hand research experience in the field, and that’s exactly what they get.
Students bring, and develop, their own ideas to help solve pressing transportation materials issues. Through their work in the lab, they’re trained to become contributors and collaborators, meeting the challenges our communities will face in the coming years.
With the growing demand for civil engineering, MAPIL students train to work with agencies, industry, and academic institutions around the globe on issues like:
The University of Missouri is known for being a highly-interdisciplinary campus—therefore, we feel it’s important for MAPIL students to develop their innovation skills and outside-of-the-box thinking by exploring courses outside just their core areas of interest. We firmly believe that fostering creativity and fresh, inclusive approaches in our lab is critical for attracting the best minds to our challenging and rewarding field.
We’ve equipped our labs with high-tech tests, digital displays and collaboration areas to foster interdisciplinary research starting at the undergraduate level. Through collaboration and teamwork, our students learn to train, write proposals and/or teach. Allowing our students to develop versatile, attractive skill sets to help further their advancement in academia or other industry labs.
Asphalt and transportation surface research is an established field, yet through new technologies it offers multitudinous possibilities for scientific advancement.
If you are a prospective student looking for challenging work and innovations with high impact, we invite you to apply to MAPIL today through the University of Missouri School of Graduate Studies: