The State University of New York and Michigan State University have launched research facilities to help train the next generation of engineers. Michigan State University's Transportation Center on Highway Pavement Preservation is "focused on the preservation of existing pavement," institute leader Karim Chatti said. The Institute for Bridge Engineering at the State University of New York aims to "create 'shovel ready' engineers," according to Andrew Whittaker, director of structural and environmental engineering at the school.

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