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Thank you all for giving so generously to the Dr. Waheed Uddin Memorial Scholarship. Your gifts have allowed us to reach 91% of our goal of $3,000. Today, on #GivingTuesday, an annual day of giving around the world, we have an opportunity to bring more attention to this project! Please consider lending your voice to this vital fundraising effort today – on #GivingTuesday – by sharing this page on social media and with your family and friends. Together, we can encourage others to support engineering students while honoring Dr. Waheed Uddin! Hotty Toddy!
Dr. Waheed Uddin had more than 30 years of professional experience in helping design and improve highways, airports, sustainable development and related areas of transportation engineering and infrastructure management. Please make a $30 gift to commemorate his storied career.
Dr. Uddin established the Center for Advanced Infrastructure Technology at UM in 1999. Its mission is to develop and implement advanced computer simulations and remote sensing technologies for building longer lasting airfield pavements and intermodal facilities, monitoring and preserving the transportation infrastructure, and developing cost-effective procedures for improving anti-terrorism readiness, mobility through assessment and airfield suitability analysis, and security evaluations for troop and personnel deployment during emergency, humanitarian and war operations.
As part of his infrastructure research, Dr. Waheed Uddin advocated tirelessly for safer highways for Mississippi drivers. Mississippi leads the nation in traffic fatalities per capita, with 579 fatal crashes in 2020. Dr. Uddin often spoke out on this issue, proposing changes to our highway systems that could save lives. Today, his former students carry forth his work in the state. This scholarship will go to students who will make a difference by continuing to build on Dr. Uddin's research and advocacy for our citizens.
Your $1,000 gift funds one scholarship for one civil engineering student. Dr. Uddin's lasting impact on the state is the thousands of students he taught and mentored over the years who then went to work improving Mississippi's infrastructure. Your gift makes an impact now and in the future!