2009 Student-of-the-year, Howard Cooley, is a civil
engineering graduate student at the University of Idaho and
has worked with NIATT on a number of research projects.
Howard holds three degrees in science and engineering,
A.A.S.O Yakima Valley Community College 2002, BS Washington
State University 2004, MS University of Idaho 2007, and is
currently working on a PhD.
He is currently involved in a research project for the
Federal Highways Administration to develop transportation
educational materials for a diverse audience of students,
ranging from senior level undergraduates to returning
professionals wanting to advance their career. These
educational materials are being developed to be delivered in
a distance environment.
Howard served three years in the United States Army and
worked seven years in private construction as a heavy
equipment operator. His construction experience has led him
to have broad interests in civil engineering as his course
work involved geotechnical, pavements, and traffic
elements. Howard is interested in teaching. He has
experience as a full time tutor and has taught statics and
surveying for the University of Idaho.
1997--Andrew A. Miller