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A little research can ago a long way. In the case of one local student, his research is worth a lot to Missouri transportation officials. KSMU’s Mike Donnelly has the details.
James Berglund received a fellowship of $10,000 from MoDOT for his research on soil mapping underneath the diamond interchange at the intersection of Route 13 and Interstate 44.
The interchange became the first of its kind in the nation in June of 2009.
According to MoDOT, Berglund will use the fellowship money to help fund his thesis research.
Berglund is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in Geology at Missouri State University. After graduation, he intends to work in the transportation field as a professional geologist.
For KSMU News, I’m Mike Donnelly.