Carnegie Mellon University

Sofia Martinez

June 23, 2023

Martinez Awarded Prestigious DOT Fellowship

PhD candidate Sofia Martinez has been awarded the prestigious Dwight David Eisenhower Transportation Graduate Fellowship by the U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration. Martinez earned her Bachelor of Civil Engineering from the University of Portland in Oregon.

Co-advised by professors Costa Samaras and Corey Harper, she is focused on the electrification of the U.S. public transportation sector to reduce carbon emissions.

“I am grateful to receive this wonderful distinction and even more grateful to those who have helped me along the way,” says Martinez. 

The Dwight David Eisenhower Transportation Fellowship Program (DDETFP) was founded to attract the most talented individuals in the country to the transportation field and promote the development of the transportation workforce. Managed by the Technology Partnership Program, Federal Highway Administration, the DDETFP covers a wide range of transportation modes. It grants fellowships to students who are pursuing degrees in disciplines related to transportation. The DDETFP is inclusive of all modes of transportation.