Student Registration Deadline Extended to February 16, 2024

About the Asphalt Road-eo

The Asphalt Road-eo is an engineering challenge introducing undergraduate students to the asphalt pavement industry. It presents them with a hands-on design problem that requires creativity and problem-solving. Organizers of the competition supply each participating team with the same set of materials, tasking them to use these materials to create an asphalt mixture. Specifically, they must create a 20-inch by 20-inch slab employing their unique design.

What to Expect

During the competition, the slabs produced by each team undergo a series of assessments in several key aspects:

  • Friction (for safety)
  • Rutting (for durability)
  • Cracking (for durability)
  • The incorporation of innovative materials (considering cost and sustainability)

Additionally, there is an interview segment where each team can explain their design rationale to a panel of judges drawn from both the asphalt industry and the Texas Department of Transportation.

The Asphalt Road-eo offers undergraduate students an enjoyable and challenging way to explore the asphalt pavement industry, which is essential for our nation's transportation infrastructure and economy. 

Tentative Agenda

Friday, April 12, 2024
Welcome Dinner and Tour4:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Saturday, April 13, 2024
Asphalt Road-eo Competition Day 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM