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Undergrad Interns & Symposium Schedule Announced for D-STOP Summer Program

Photo of 2015 UTIC-UI interns

The 2015 UTC-UI interns gathered for lunch to meet with faculty and students.

D-STOP, in coordination with another USDOT Tier 1 research unit, the Center for Highway Pavement Preservation, will be hosting an 11-week summer internship for engineering undergraduates interested in transportation. The University Transportation Center (UTC) Undergraduate Internship (UI) will provide interns with unique insight into transportation education and help prepare them for a possible career in the field. The program kicks off on Monday, June 1, with an impressive slate of undergrad engineering students:

Bruno Chiquini (UT Austin)
Joseph Gilroy (UT Austin)
Seth Haber (UT Austin)
Zelenny Lozano (UT Austin)
Rahul Patel (UT Austin)
Andres Sanchez (UT Austin)
Armando Maldonado (the Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico)

The interns will attend a colloquium series (the Summer Symposium Series) designed to introduce them to different aspects of the transportation field. Held on Thursdays throughout the summer, these symposium sessions are not just for the interns—they are open to everyone in the research community. The interns themselves will be giving presentations on July 9 and August 13.

  • June 4: Dr. Christian Claudel ECJ 6.706 1:00-2:00 pm “Inertial Measurement Unit-Based Traffic Flow Monitoring”
  • June 11: Dr. Amit Bhasin ECJ 6.706 1:00-2:00 pm “Infrastructure Materials and Pavements – The Road Ahead”
  • June 18: Mr. Robert Harrison ECJ 6.706 1:00-2:00 pm “The Expansion of the Panama Canal and Its Impact on the Texas Economy and Transportation System”
  • June 25: Dr. Kara Kockelman ECJ 6.706 1:00-2:00 pm “The Future of Plug-In Vehicles: Owner Preferences, Fleet Evolution, and Vehicle Use”
  • July 2: Dr. Jorge Prozzi ECJ 6.706 1:00-2:00 pm “Preserving the Surface Transportation Infrastructure”
  • July 9: UTC-UI Interns ECJ 6.706 or 4.304  10:00am-12:00 pm First Set of Intern Presentations 
  • July 16: Dr. Jennifer Duthie ECJ 6.706 1:00-2:00 pm “Bridging Research and Practice with Advanced Transportation Network Models”
  • July 23: Dr. Randy Machemehl ECJ 6.706 1:00-2:00 pm “Urban Traffic Issues”
  • July 30: Dr. Todd Humphreys ECJ 6.706 1:00-2:00 pm “Cm-Accurate Vehicle Tracking”
  • August 6: Dr. Stephen Boyles ECJ 6.706 1:00-2:00 pm “Transportation Networks and Optimization”
  • August 13: UTC-UI Interns ECJ 6.706, Large Conference Rm 1:00-3:00 pm Final Intern Presentations

Posted by Maureen Kelly  |  Category : D-STOP