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UT Tyler Announces Gift to Enhance Civil Engineering Programming

September 24, 2018

Media Contact:  Hannah Buchanan
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The University of Texas at Tyler
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The University of Texas at Tyler recently announced it has received a $10,000 gift from the Terracon Foundation.

UT Tyler will use the funds to establish advanced geotechnical engineering research space and educational materials for civil engineering students. UT Tyler civil engineering alumnus and Tyler office manager for Terracon Clayton Carroll of Tyler submitted the approved grant application.

"We thank the Terracon Foundation for their continued support, and we are grateful for the gift and to alumni like Clayton who recognize the value and impact of a UT Tyler engineering degree. These efforts go a long way to enhancing our programs and our students' successes," said Dr. Javier Kypuros, UT Tyler College of Engineering dean.

A subset of civil engineering, geotechnical engineering utilizes the disciplines of rock and soil mechanics to investigate subsurface conditions for the design and building of foundations, earth structures and pavement sub-grades.

UT Tyler College of Engineering programs are nationally accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology. For more information, visit uttyler.edu/engineering/.

Terracon is a 100 percent employee-owned consulting engineering firm. Since 1965, Terracon has evolved into a successful multi-discipline firm specializing in environmental, facilities, geotechnical and materials consulting and engineering services. Terracon currently employs more than 4,000 engineers and scientists in 140 nationwide offices.

A member of the prestigious UT System, The University of Texas at Tyler focuses on student success and innovative research in the more than 80 undergraduate and graduate degree programs offered. With more than 10,000 students, UT Tyler has facilities in Tyler, Longview, Palestine and Houston.