Collin Yarbrough and Janille Smith-Colin, via SMU Lyle School of Engineering

Co-owner of Full Circle Bakery and SMU Lyle PhD student Collin Yarbrough is now a Dwight. D. Eisenhower Transportation fellow.

The Federal Highway Administration selected the LHHS grad as one of the awardees for his work with Janille Collin-Smith, an assistant SMU professor. The two have ongoing research into improving the environmental outcomes of infrastructure and more just transportation systems.

The Dwight D. Eisenhower Fellowship Program is designed for grad students seeking transportation-related degrees. The award program’s website describes its mission as “helping to attract the nation’s brightest minds to the field of transportation, encouraging future transportation professionals to seek advanced degrees, and helping to retain top talent in the U.S. transportation industry.”

These degrees fall under the categories of science, engineering, business, human development, aviation, law, public policy planning and, of course, transportation.

Yarbrough, a Lake Highlands resident, recently published his dissertation from his master’s program as a nonfiction book titled Paved A WayIn it, he addresses infrastructure and its contribution to racial inequality in Dallas.