RTI supports a comprehensive educational curriculum relating to transportation. The complementary cross section of undergraduate, graduate, and continuing education coursework supported by RTI is designed to produce a highly skilled transportation workforce capable to design, deploy, maintain and operate current and future complex transportation systems in Appalachia and throughout the nation.
RTI awards a limited number of Graduate Research Assistantships (GRA) to full-time students pursuing the Transportation Systems and Technologies and Transportation and Logistics programs. GRAs provide a tuition waiver and a stipend to fully-admitted students who meet eligibility criteria. These students also work for RTI principal investigators gaining valuable, hands-on experiences and learning about transportation-related economic development challenges in the Appalachian region and other rural regions of the United States. RTI also financially supports additional students through graduate assistantships, internships and undergraduate hourly stipends. Students work with faculty to complete research, education and technology transfer projects. Faculty employed in the advanced degree programs will potentially be participating in transportation research or technology transfer projects that offer continuous opportunities to recruit students for relevant part time employment.