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May 2003Publication Number: FHWA-RD-03-017

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All Aboard for the Fourth International LTPP Data Analysis Contest

Get on board now for the Fourth Annual International Contest on LTPP Data Analysis. Cosponsored by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), the contest is designed to encourage university students, professors, and highway engineers from around the world to use the Long Term Pavement Performance (LTPP) Program database. Opportunities for using the database range from research and class projects to Master's and Doctoral theses.

The contest has four categories:

  • Undergraduate students (individual or team entry)
  • Graduate students (individual or team entry)
  • Partnership (Students can partner with a highway agency or industry group)
  • Curriculum (Professors can submit course curricula developed using the LTPP data).

Entries are judged on:

  • Usefulness of product and potential benefit to end users.
  • Originality of concept and demonstrated use of the LTPP database.
  • Organization and presentation of paper.

In the undergraduate, graduate, and partnership categories, winners will receive a first place prize of $1,500; a second place prize of $1,000; and a third place prize of $500. The curriculum winner will receive $1,000.

The deadline for contest submissions is August 15, 2003. For more information, visit the contest Web site at, or contact Antonio Nieves at FHWA, 202-493-3074 (fax: 202-493-3161; email:

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