The primary purpose of the Michael Kyte Distinguished Lecture is to bring honor and recognition to Professor Kyte’s contributions to the fields of transportation engineering and engineering education. The Department’s vision is to eventually offer this event each year both on the Moscow campus and at one other location in the Pacific Northwest. The overall goal is to bring visibility and awareness about contemporary transportation issues to the university community, practicing engineers, and the general public. In addition, it is viewed as an opportunity to recruit and attract students to the transportation discipline and engage those interested in learning more about UI’s programs in civil engineering. The Department has established a fund to endow the Michael Kyte Distinguished Lecture with an initial goal of $50,000, which would provide funding to ensure the lecture will be supported in perpetuity.
Once $15,000 has been raised the Civil & Environmental Engineering Department and Dr. Patricia Colberg, CEE Department Chair, will match with $15,000!