Arkansas Department of Transportation

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The Arkansas Department of Transportation (ARDOT) is a government department in the U.S. state of Arkansas. Its mission is to provide a safe, efficient, aesthetically pleasing and environmentally sound inter-modal transportation system for the user. It manages the state highway system and is actively involved with public transportation systems within the state such as with aid to individual county road systems. Its headquarters are in Little Rock.

Click Here to visit Arkansas Dept. of Transportation's Employment Page

For more information on ARDOT's internship program, please contact:

Carla Edwards via email at carla.edwards@ardot.gov or phone (502) 569-2431.


2019 Summer Interns

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Wyatt Brewer
University of Arkansas, Fayetteville - Class of May 2020
Civil Engineering major

Wyatt Brewer is currently employed as a Civil Engineering Student In-tern for the Arkansas Department of Transportation, working this summer in the Bridge Division in Little Rock. Working alongside experienced Bridge Design Engineers, Wyatt is analyzing their work to see how the structural design concepts that he is learning in college are applied in the Transportation Industry. Wyatt has applied his reinforced concrete lessons for the purposes of duplicating reinforced pier design and prestressed girder design. Wyatt has also introduced himself to steel beam design, seismic design, and other bridge design topics. These exercises are solidifying the structural design concepts that Wyatt has already learned as a student, and will help him enter his senior year with a greater understanding of how these concepts are applied in the Transportation Industry. In addition to learning about bridge design, Wyatt is learning how to produce CAD drawings for transportation structures, and has calculated bridge quantities for the new Highway 7 Bypass in Hot Springs, Arkansas.


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William Popp
University of Arkansas, Fayetteville - Class of May 2021
Civil Engineering major

William is currently employed as a Civil Engineering Student Intern for the Arkansas Department of Transportation, working this summer in the Resident Engineer Office in Hope. He worked alongside Construction Field Engineers, Construction Project Coordinators, Construction Inspectors, and Construction Aides. Some of William’s assignments included assisting with inspection on Bond Job BB1101 on Interstate 30 in Hempstead, Nevada and Clark Counties and Job BR3714 on Lafayette County Road 25. BB1101 is an ACHM resurfacing project of approximately 20 miles of I-30, including extensive ACHM overlay, full depth shoulder repair which consisted of portland cement concrete base doweled into the existing underlying concrete pavement, and bridge rehabilitation on 20 bridge decks with polymer overlay or hydro-demolition and latex modified concrete overlay. BR3714 is a bridge replacement project with precast deck slabs and asphalt surface treatment on the approaches. During his internship, William was involved in the daily on-site inspection of construction activities and documentation and payment utilizing the Department’s OTTRS (Online Ticket Tracking and Reporting System) program and Site Manager.


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Ben Whiting
University of Arkansas, Little Rock - Class of May 2021
Civil Engineering major

Ben is currently employed as a Civil Engineering Student Intern for the Arkansas Department of Transportation, working this summer in the Resident Engineer Office in Conway. Typical assignments include surveying, sampling and testing of materials, and inspection and documentation of various operations. These operations have included earthwork, installation of water lines, sewer lines, and storm water pipes and placement of earthwork, aggregate base course, and hot mix asphalt.


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Garrett Wallace
University of Arkansas, Little Rock - Class of December 2021
Civil Engineering major

Garrett is currently employed as a Civil Engineering Student Intern for the Arkansas Department of Transportation, working this summer in the Resident Engineer Office in Conway. Typical assignments include surveying, sampling and testing of materials, and inspection and documentation of various operations. These operations have included earthwork, installation of water lines, sewer lines, and storm water pipes and placement of earthwork, aggregate base course, and hot mix asphalt.


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Terry Walker
Arkansas State University, Jonesboro - Class of December 2019
Civil Engineering major

Terry is currently employed as a Civil Engineering Student Intern for the Arkansas Department of Transportation, working this summer in the Resident Engineer Office in Paragould. He worked on the Highway 412 Bypass this summer assisting with the oversight of the ongoing high-way work. He was involved with earthwork, aggregate base course, and asphalt operations. He was also involved with the documentation of previously completed work including fencing, ditch paving and other items.


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Ever Villalobos
University of Arkansas, Fayetteville - Class of May 2021
Civil Engineering major

Ever is currently employed as a Civil Engineering Student Intern for the Arkansas Department of Transportation, working this summer in the Resident Engineer Office in Fort Smith. He is working alongside Project and Senior Engineers, Project Inspectors and Construction Aides. Some of Ever's assignments include assisting with inspection of bond jobs BB0401 and BB0409 on Interstates 540, 40, and 49. BB0401 re-surfaces approximately 20 miles of I-40 and I-540, including milling and inlay of asphalt pavement as well as 44 bridge deck overlays in Crawford and Sebastian Counties. BB0409 is in the final stages of concrete pavement repair at various locations on the I-49 main lanes be-tween Alma and Fayetteville. Ever is involved in the daily onsite inspection of construction activities and project documentation on one or the other of these jobs, as need dictates.


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Tanner Turben
University of Arkansas, Fayetteville - Class of May 2022
Civil Engineering major

Tanner is currently employed as a Civil Engineering Student Intern for the Arkansas Department of Transportation, working this summer in the Resident Engineer Office in Fayetteville. Some of Tanner's assignments include assisting with inspection of construction activities within the I-49 Alma - Bella Vista Bypass signing project, inspection of construction activities on the Highway 412 mill and inlay project, and performing surveying tasks such as data collection, level loops, and data evaluation. Tanner has also learned to use the District’s GPS equipment to collect and evaluate data for the staff.


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Paul Tierney
Arkansas State University, Jonesboro - Class of December 2019
Civil Engineering major

Paul is currently employed as a Civil Engineering Student Intern for the Arkansas Department of Transportation, working this summer in the Resident Engineer Office in Little Rock. He is working alongside a fellow intern, construction aides and inspectors. The majority of his internship this summer is being spent on the Interstate 630 widening project in Little Rock. Typical assignments include inspecting daily operations of roadway construction and documenting pay items, as well as assisting the survey crew.


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Ian Thompson
University of Arkansas, Little Rock - Class of May 2021
Civil Engineering major

Ian is currently employed as a Civil Engineering Student Intern for the Arkansas Department of Transportation, working this summer in the Resident Engineer Office in Searcy. He has worked primarily on pavement preservation projects alongside field engineers and inspectors. Typical assignments have been inspection and documentation of asphalt and base operations. He also received some inspection experience on hydro-demolition and latex modified concrete overlay of two bridge decks.


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Talal Esmail
University of Memphis - Class of May 2020
Civil Engineering major

Talal is currently employed as a Civil Engineering Student Intern for the Arkansas Department of Transportation, working this summer in the Resident Engineer Office in West Memphis. He works alongside field engineers and inspectors assisting with the oversight of highway and bridge construction projects. Typical assignments include surveying, sampling and testing of materials, and inspection and documentation of subgrade, asphalt, and concrete operations.


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Cameron Stout
Arkansas State University - Class of December 2020
Civil Engineering major

Cameron is currently employed as a Civil Engineering Student Intern for the Arkansas Department of Transportation, working this summer in the Resident Engineer Office in Jonesboro. He works with field engineers and inspectors assisting with the oversight of highway and bridge construction projects. He has been performing inspection duties on pavement preservation jobs, city aide projects, and on the Highway 18 Railroad overpass job.


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Stephen Teasley
Mississippi State University, Starkville - Class of May 2021
Civil Engineering major

Stephen is currently employed as a Civil Engineering Student Intern for the Arkansas Department of Transportation, working this summer in the Resident Engineer Office in Paragould. He works alongside field engineers and inspectors assisting with the oversight of highway and bridge construction projects. Typical assignments include surveying, sampling and testing of materials, and inspection and documentation of subgrade, asphalt, and concrete operations.


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Cody Sims
University of Arkansas, Fayetteville - Class of December 2020
Civil Engineering major

Cody is currently employed as a Civil Engineering Student Intern for the Arkansas Department of Transportation, working this summer in the Resident Engineer Office in Bentonville. He works alongside field engineers and inspectors assisting with the oversight of highway and bridge construction projects. Typical assignments include surveying, sampling and testing of materials, and inspection and documentation of subgrade, asphalt, and concrete operations.


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Walker Rosenbaum
University of Arkansas, Fayetteville - Class of May 2021
Civil Engineering major

Walker is currently employed as a Civil Engineering Student Intern for the Arkansas Department of Transportation, working this summer in the Resident Engineer Office in Batesville. He is working with field staff helping with the inspection of highway construction projects. A few examples of daily activities performed are collecting survey data, placing stakes for overlay projects, and inspecting Contractor’s installation of construction signs. In addition, he has also been involved with inspecting, measuring, and taking tickets for payment on the Contractor’s installation of driveways for an overlay project.


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Montrell Plummer
University of Arkansas, Fayetteville - Class of May 2020
Civil Engineering major

Montrell is currently employed as a Civil Engineering Student Intern for the Arkansas Department of Transportation, working this summer in the Resident Engineer Office in Bentonville. He works alongside field engineers and inspectors assisting with the oversight of highway and bridge construction projects. Typical assignments include surveying, sampling and testing of materials, and inspection and documentation of subgrade, asphalt, and concrete operations.


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Allie Perry
Arkansas State University, Jonesboro - Class of December 2019
Civil Engineering major

Allie is currently employed as a Civil Engineering Student Intern for the Arkansas Department of Transportation, working this summer in the Resident Engineer Office in Camden. Allie has been assigned to a role assisting with preparations for an upcoming bridge slide project (the first of its kind in Arkansas). She has verified all of the concrete and reinforcing steel quantities in the substructure and superstructure of two bridges. Allie has also assisted with on-site inspection of bridge concrete operations.


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Tim Nix
Arkansas State University, Jonesboro - Class of December 2020
Civil Engineering major

Tim is currently employed as a Civil Engineering Student Intern for the Arkansas Department of Transportation, working this summer in the Resident Engineer Office in Osceola. He works alongside field engineers and inspectors assisting with the oversight of highway and bridge construction projects. Typical assignments include surveying, asphalt overlay inspection, subgrade and concrete operations as well as documentation of work activities.


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Dayten Moses
University of Arkansas, Fayetteville - Class of May 2020
Civil Engineering major

Dayten is currently employed as a Civil Engineering Student Intern for the Arkansas Department of Transportation, working this summer in the Resident Engineer Office in Hot Springs. He works alongside field engineers and inspectors assisting with the oversight of highway and bridge construction projects. Typical assignments include surveying, sampling and testing of materials, and inspection and documentation of subgrade, asphalt, and concrete operations.


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Isaac Martinez
University of Arkansas, Little Rock - Class of May 2020
Civil Engineering major

Isaac is currently employed as a Civil Engineering Student Intern for the Arkansas Department of Transportation, working this summer in the Resident Engineer Office in Pine Bluff. He has worked on a variety of projects over the summer, including interstate rehabilitation and reconstruction, bridge construction, asphalt paving, and reinforced concrete box construction. Isaac has worked alongside field personnel and assisted with various duties, including inspection of work performed for conformance to specifications, documentation of work performed, sampling and testing of materials, and surveying.


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Hunter Lipton
University of Arkansas, Fayetteville - Class of May 2020
Civil Engineering major

Hunter is currently employed as a Civil Engineering Student Intern for the Arkansas Department of Transportation, working this summer in the Resident Engineer Office in Bentonville. He works alongside field engineers and inspectors assisting with the oversight of highway and bridge construction projects. Typical assignments include surveying, sampling and testing of materials, and inspection and documentation of subgrade, asphalt, and concrete operations.


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Ginny Lantz
University of Arkansas, Little Rock - Class of May 2021
Civil Engineering major

Ginny is currently employed as a Civil Engineering Student Intern for the Arkansas Department of Transportation, working this summer in the Resident Engineer Office in Searcy. She has worked primarily on pavement preservation projects alongside field engineers and inspectors. Typical assignments have been inspection and documentation of asphalt and base operations. She also received some inspection experience on hydro-demolition and latex modified concrete overlay of two bridge decks.


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Mason Keeling
Arkansas State University, Jonesboro - Class of May 2021
Civil Engineering major

Mason is currently employed as a Civil Engineering Student Intern for the Arkansas Department of Transportation, working this summer in the Resident Engineer Office in Russellville. Mason has been assisting engineers and inspectors with a variety of tasks, including surveying for right of way marking, center-line, and earthwork computations; ticket taking on asphalt and base course operations; limited inspection duties such as culvert installation, embankment construction, and drilled rail slide remediation; materials testing; and general office assistance.


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Katelynn Morgan
University of Arkansas, Fayetteville - Class of May 2021
Civil Engineering major

Katelynn is currently employed as a Civil Engineering Student Intern for the Arkansas Department of Transportation, working this summer in the Resident Engineer Office in Bentonville. She works alongside field engineers and inspectors assisting with the oversight of highway and bridge construction projects. Typical assignments include surveying, sampling and testing of materials, and inspection and documentation of subgrade, asphalt, and concrete operations


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Lizbeth Juarez-Bartolo
University of Arkansas, Fayetteville - Class of May 2021
Civil Engineering major

Lizbeth is currently employed as a Civil Engineering Student Intern for the Arkansas Department of Transportation, working this summer in the Resident Engineer Office in El Dorado. This is Lizbeth’s second summer with the Department. She is currently assisting with highway construction projects, mainly taking tickets for pay items and creating daily reports for aggregate base course and ACHM operations. Lizbeth has also helped the survey crew and overseen contractor’s work activities such as installation of pavement markings, erosion control items, and mailboxes.


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Jonathan Sorenson
Arkansas State University, Jonesboro - Class of December 2020
Civil Engineering major

Jonathan is currently employed as a Civil Engineering Student Intern for the Arkansas Department of Transportation, working this summer in the Resident Engineer Office in Batesville. He works alongside field engineers and inspectors assisting with the oversight of highway and bridge construction projects. Typical assignments include surveying, sampling and testing of materials, and inspection and documentation of subgrade, asphalt, and concrete operations.


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Jeffrey Storment
University of Arkansas, Little Rock - Class of December 2020
Civil Engineering major

Jeffrey is currently employed as a Civil Engineering Student Intern for the Arkansas Department of Transportation, working this summer in the System Information and Research Division in Little Rock. He works alongside traffic engineers projecting traffic for roadway design, bridge design, and determining project scope. Typical assignments include projecting traffic for upcoming construction projects, working in a GIS environment with the roadway inventory data, and working with other staff to determine hourly distribution factors and dynamic traffic loading for roadway design.


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James Igwe
University of Arkansas, Fayetteville - Class of December 2019
Civil Engineering major

James is currently employed as a Civil Engineering Student Intern for the Arkansas Department of Transportation, working this summer in the Resident Engineer Office in Little Rock. James is working on Job 061335, the widening of Highway 5 through the Arkansas cities of Bryant and Benton. He has been working with inspectors in the field on pile driving operations for the bridge across Hurricane Creek as well as the construction of the associated bents. James has also been working with the inspection crew on concrete pipe installation, compacted embankment construction and asphalt paving operations. He has been assisting with the daily reports required for this project and other computer work as needed. In addition to these activities, James has been involved in numerous other day to day tasks. After interning last year with the Department in the Consultant Contracts area, he is learning about the construction industry and further growing his knowledge of civil engineering problem solving skills as applied in the field.


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Hunter Hatfield
University of Mississippi - Class of December 2019
Civil Engineering major

Hunter is currently employed as a Civil Engineering Student Intern for the Arkansas Department of Transportation, working this summer in the Resident Engineer Office in Hope. He worked alongside Construction Field Engineers, Construction Project Coordinators, Construction Inspectors, and Construction Aides. Some of Hunter’s assignments included assisting with inspection on Bond Job BB1101 on Interstate 30 in Hempstead, Nevada and Clark Counties and Job BR3714 on Lafayette County Road 25. BB1101 is an ACHM resurfacing project of approximately 20 miles of I-30, including extensive ACHM overlay, full depth shoulder repair which consisted of portland cement concrete base doweled into the existing underlying concrete pavement, and bridge rehabilitation on 20 bridge decks with polymer overlay or hydro-demolition and latex modified concrete overlay. BR3714 is a bridge replacement project with precast deck slabs and asphalt surface treatment on the approaches. During his internship, Hunter was involved in the daily on-site inspection of construction activities and documentation and payment utilizing the Department’s OTTRS (Online Ticket Tracking and Reporting System) program and Site Manager. Hunter was also able to participate in surveying the flood damage in Southwest Arkansas in July 2019.


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Taylor Hopper
Arkansas State University, Jonesboro - Class of December 2019
Civil Engineering major

Taylor is currently employed as a Civil Engineering Student Intern for the Arkansas Department of Transportation, working this summer in the Resident Engineer Office in Jonesboro. He works with field engineers and inspectors assisting with the oversight of highway and bridge construction projects. He has been performing inspection duties on pavement preservation jobs, city aide projects, and on the Highway 18 Rail-road overpass job.


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Nash Holt
University of Arkansas, Fayetteville - Class of December 2020
Civil Engineering major

Nash is currently employed as a Civil Engineering Student Intern for the Arkansas Department of Transportation, working this summer in the Resident Engineer Office in Yellville. He has worked alongside Staff Engineers, Field Engineers, Materials Inspectors and Construction Inspectors. Nash Has performed many assignments during this intern-ship. These include, but are not limited to, assisting with quality control of materials, surveying for upcoming projects, and inspection of hot mix asphaltic concrete overlays, high friction surface treatments, and earthwork construction.


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Yessenia Gonzalez
University of Arkansas, Fayetteville - Class of May 2021
Civil Engineering major

Yessenia is currently employed as a Civil Engineering Student Intern for the Arkansas Department of Transportation, working this summer in the Resident Engineer Office in Hot Springs. She works alongside field engineers and inspectors assisting with the oversight of highway and bridge construction projects. Typical assignments include surveying, sampling and testing of materials, and inspection and documentation of subgrade, asphalt, and concrete operations.


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Ryan Fancher
University of Arkansas, Fayetteville - Class of May 2021
Civil Engineering major

Ryan is currently employed as a Civil Engineering Student Intern for the Arkansas Department of Transportation, working this summer in the Resident Engineer Office in Harrison. He is working alongside an advanced engineer and several construction inspectors. Some of Ryan’s assignments include assisting with bridge inspection and surveying. He is also assisting with several highway slides within the District.


Ethan Pennington
University of Arkansas, Little Rock - Class of May 2021
Civil Engineering major

Ethan is currently employed as a Civil Engineering Student Intern for the Arkansas Department of Transportation, working this summer in the Multi-modal and Project Planning Section of the Transportation Planning and Policy Division in Little Rock. Ethan led the Highway 64 study, which evaluated the mobility and safety performance of a 90- mile highway in eastern Arkansas. He also assisted our engineering and planning staff in various detailed roles on numerous other assignments, freeing them to focus their efforts on the bigger study picture.


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Jarrett Elliott
Louisiana Tech University - Class of May 2020
Civil Engineering major

Jarrett is currently employed as a Civil Engineering Student Intern for the Arkansas Department of Transportation, working this summer in the Resident Engineer Office in Camden. Jarrett began the summer assisting with the pavement inspection of the construction of the 070365 project, where the final surface and striping was being placed. He has also assisted with the Ouachita River Bridge project, inspecting a bridge deck pour and taking concrete soundings throughout the deck pour. Jarrett has been helping with the inspection of the test pile, pile driving operations in the two river piers, and also the earthwork for that project.


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Devonte Harris
Southern University, Baton Rouge - Class of May 2021
Civil Engineering major

Devonte is currently employed as a Civil Engineering Student Intern for the Arkansas Department of Transportation, working this summer in the Resident Engineer Office in McGehee. He is working alongside Project Engineers, Project Inspectors and Construction Aides. Some of Devonte's assignments include assisting with inspection of jobs 020623 and 020619. Job 020623 involves resurfacing approximately 15 miles of Highway 1, including milling and inlay of asphalt pavement, trenching and shoulder preparation, ACHM Patching, guardrail replacement, and bridge deck polymer overlays near McGehee in Desha County. Job 020619 involves resurfacing approximately 11 miles of Highway 4, including asphalt overlay, trenching and shoulder preparation, and approximately 1.0 mile of full – depth reconstruction near Arkansas City in Desha County. Devonte is involved in the daily onsite inspection of construction activities and project documentation on one or the other of these jobs, as need dictates.


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Daniel Witherell
Mississippi State University, Starkville - Class of May 2021
Civil Engineering major

Daniel is currently employed as a Civil Engineering Student Intern for the Arkansas Department of Transportation, working this summer in the Resident Engineer Office in Little Rock. He is working alongside a fellow intern, construction aides and inspectors. The majority of his internship this summer is being spent on the Interstate 630 widening project in Little Rock. Typical assignments include inspecting daily operations of roadway construction and documenting pay items, as well as assisting the survey crew.


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Christopher Clark
Christian Brothers University, Memphis - Class of May 2020
Civil Engineering major

Christopher is currently employed as a Civil Engineering Student Intern for the Arkansas Department of Transportation, working this summer in the Resident Engineer Office in Wynne. He works alongside field engineers and inspectors assisting with the oversight of highway and bridge construction projects. Typical assignments include surveying, sampling and testing of materials, and inspection and documentation of subgrade, asphalt, and concrete operations.


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Christina Childress
University of Arkansas, Fayetteville - Class of May 2020
Civil Engineering major

Christina is currently employed as a Civil Engineering Student Intern for the Arkansas Department of Transportation, working this summer in the Roadway Design Division in Little Rock. Christina has performed work that takes place during all aspects of plan development for many different projects. She has been involved in the preliminary process of laying out future projects, designing the horizontal and vertical alignments to be used for construction and drafting design criteria to detail design parameters of upcoming jobs. She has also tabulated quantities for projects that are near completion, created pavement designs with proposed typical sections of improvement, developed maintenance of traffic plans and temporary erosion control details for multiple stages of construction, and compiled multiple Divisions’ work into a single plan set for advertisement. Throughout her work, Christina has learned the numerous texts and guidelines that transportation engineers must adhere to in design, as well as how to navigate and draft in Microstation.


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Josue Castellanoes
University of Arkansas, Little Rock - Class of May 2021
Civil Engineering major

Josue is currently employed as a Civil Engineering Student Intern for the Arkansas Department of Transportation, working this summer in the Program Management Division in Little Rock. He works alongside engineers in the division assisting with behind-the-scenes tasks that most others don’t even think about. Typical assignments have included helping to compile and review applications for two the of Department’s competitive grant programs, comparatively analyzing data related to the Department’s bid lettings, and preparing forms and data analyst tools related to the Department’s pavement preservation program.


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Masan Brown
University of Arkansas, Little Rock - Class of May 2020
Civil Engineering major

Masan is currently employed as a Civil Engineering Student Intern for the Arkansas Department of Transportation, working this summer in the Materials Division in Little Rock. He works with geotechnical engineers and geologists inspecting and taking samples of rock cores. Assignments include surveying, assisting drill crews, scouting job sites for drill crews, taking samples of rock from quarries, setting up and organizing cores for inspection, and reviewing reports.


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Britt Hall
Mississippi State University, Starkville - Class of May 2022
Civil Engineering major

Britt is currently employed as a Civil Engineering Student Intern for the Arkansas Department of Transportation, working this summer in the Resident Engineer Office in North Little Rock. Britt has been working with project engineers and inspectors on Job 061190 to assist Department forces as they inspect the construction of roadway and bridge structures. Typical assignments include checking elevations of sub-grade, observing placement of aggregate base course, assisting project inspection staff with the testing of material properties for conformance to plan specifications, and providing measurements of pay items for bi-weekly estimates.


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Brendan Hagemeier
Missouri University of Science and Technology - Class of December 2019
Civil Engineering major

Brendan is currently employed as a Civil Engineering Student Intern for the Arkansas Department of Transportation, working this summer in the Traffic Safety Section of the Transportation Planning and Policy Division in Little Rock. He is working alongside Traffic Safety Engineers and Advanced Engineers. Some of Brendan’s major assignments include assisting with statewide safety studies such as Statewide Guard-rail Study, Statewide Shoulder Improvement for Rumble Strips Study, and Wrong Way Driver Mitigation Study. These studies required literature review, coordination with other state agencies regarding their best practices, drafting reports, and addressing senior management’s comments. All of the aforementioned studies are currently in progress.


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Sydney Bratton
Louisiana Tech University - Class of May 2021
Civil Engineering major

Sydney is currently employed as a Civil Engineering Student Intern for the Arkansas Department of Transportation, working this summer in the Resident Engineer Office in Little Rock. She is working on Job 061335, the widening of Highway 5 through the Arkansas cities of Bryant and Benton. She has been working closely with inspectors in the field on pile driving operations for the bridge across Hurricane Creek as well as the construction of the associated bents. Sydney has also been working with the inspection crew on concrete pipe installation, curb and gutter construction, compacted embankment construction and asphalt paving operations. She is learning how the software programs work in documenting and paying for the items of work installed.


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Brandon Schaack
Arizona State University - Class of December 2020
Civil Engineering major

Brandon is currently employed as a Civil Engineering Student Intern for the Arkansas Department of Transportation, working this summer in the Resident Engineer Office in Bentonville. He works alongside field engineers and inspectors assisting with the oversight of highway and bridge construction projects. Typical assignments include surveying, sampling and testing of materials, and inspection and documentation of subgrade, asphalt, and concrete operations.


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Hannah Allen
University of Arkansas - Class of May 2022
Civil Engineering major

Hannah is currently employed as a Civil Engineering Student Intern for the Arkansas Department of Transportation, working this summer with the System Information and Research Division in Little Rock. She is working alongside Pavement Management Engineers and Pavement Technicians. Some of Hannah’s assignments include reviewing and organizing preservation specifications for the Southeast Pavement Preservation Partnership; helping process pavement data, ground penetrating radar data, and falling weight deflectometer data; reviewing road inventory data; conducting manual distress surveys on highway segments that were recently flooded; and helping to establish control sites for AR-DOT’s data quality management plan.


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Mir Ali
University of Arkansas, Fayetteville - Class of May 2022
Civil Engineering major

Mir is currently employed as a Civil Engineering Student Intern for the Arkansas Department of Transportation, working this summer in the Resident Engineer Office in North Little Rock. Mir has been working with project engineers and inspectors on Job 061190 to assist Department forces as they inspect the construction of roadway and bridge structures. Typical assignments include checking elevations of sub-grade, observing placement of aggregate base course, assisting project inspection staff with the testing of material properties for conformance to plan specifications, and providing measurements of pay items for bi-weekly estimates.


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Alexis Cotton
Missouri University of Science and Technology - Class of December 2022
Civil Engineering major

Alexis is currently employed as a Civil Engineering Student Intern for the Arkansas Department of Transportation, working this summer in the Resident Engineer Office in Fort Smith. She is working alongside Project and Senior Engineers, Project Inspectors and Construction Aides. Some of Alexis’ assignments include assisting with inspection of bond jobs BB0401 and BB0409 on Interstates 540, 40, and 49. BB0401 re-surfaces approximately 20 miles of I-40 and I-540, including milling and inlay of asphalt pavement as well as 44 bridge deck overlays in Crawford and Sebastian Counties. BB0409 is in the final stages of concrete pavement repair at various locations on the I-49 main lanes be-tween Alma and Fayetteville. Alexis is involved in the daily onsite inspection of construction activities and project documentation on one or the other of these jobs, as need dictates.


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Alex Thurber
University of Arkansas, Fayetteville - Class of December 2019
Civil Engineering major

Alex is currently employed as a Civil Engineering Student Intern for the Arkansas Department of Transportation, working this summer in the Resident Engineer Office in Texarkana. Alex is assisting with the inspection of the construction of the 030540 project. He has helped in marking the project with stations and documenting existing striping lay-outs. In addition, he has assisted in the inspection of the advanced warning signs, ACHM cold milling, ACHM patching and leveling, and placement of the new 2” ACHM overlay operations. Alex is also involved in the inspection of the hydro-demolition and latex modified concrete bridge deck overlay.