Civil Engineering Department Looking for Research Assistants

I am looking for 2 talented graduate students to start in fall 2018 or January 2019. Applications at both the MSc and PhD level are welcome. The deadline for graduate applications for the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering here at the University of South Carolina (in beautiful Columbia, land of the nature selfies!) are July 01 (Fall 2018 application) and September 01 (January 2019 application). If you enjoy developing Web GIS tools (Python, JAVA, etc.), Web GIS APP, HTML coding, and Cloud GIS, I argue you to submit your materials to The application file must include the following materials as a single PDF:

Statement of interest that includes:

  • academic status (e.g. senior) and expected graduation date
  • list of courses
  • brief description of prior research experiences and relevant work experiences
  • motivation for participating in this research program
  • expected personal gains/impacts from this research experience
  • career plans after graduation
  • Resume
  • an unofficial copy of current transcript

Any submitted materials will be reviewed and interviews will be scheduled accordingly. Any questions or concerns should be directed to Dr. Samadi ( This project is industry funded research and will create a unique GIS tool/App for mitigation plans in South Carolina. For further info please visit