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Grad students named national Lifesavers Traffic Safety Scholars


Five Clemson graduate students have been named 2022 Lifesavers Traffic Safety Scholars and will attend the Lifesavers National Conference on Highway Safety Priorities this month. They were among the 43 students selected through a nationwide competitive process.

Matthew Simmons and Bridgette Watson, who are students in the first-of-its-kind traffic safety administration graduate program, will join civil engineering students Jamal Nahofti Kohneh, Jiayun Shen, and Fengjiao Zou at the conference, which showcases the latest research, evidence-based strategies, proven countermeasures, and promising new approaches for addressing the nation’s most pressing traffic safety problems.

This is the seventh year of the Traffic Safety Scholars program, which provides college students the opportunity to attend the Lifesavers Conference, the largest gathering of traffic safety professionals in the U.S. The program’s goals are to showcase the diversity of opportunities in traffic safety and encourage students, regardless of discipline, to pursue a career in a dynamic field that draws from a variety of disciplines from engineering, education and enforcement to communications, business, marketing, medicine, public health, political science, counseling, and more.

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