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Deadline Approaching for Application to D-STOP’S Summer Undergraduate Internship

By Maureen Kelly  |  D-Stop

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. All UTC-UI interns …

Research Digest, Feb.2015: TRB reports

Research Digest, Feb.2015: TRB reports

By Kevyn B.  |  CTR Library

The January 2015 issue of the Research Digest is now available for download from the CTR Library’s website. This month’s digest provides abstracts for 14 recent publications received at the library from the Transportation Research Board (TRB). The selected publications include syntheses of information and best practice guidelines on a variety of topics from TRB’s …

NMC’s Big Data Panel at TRB a Success

By Maureen Kelly  |  Network Modeling Center

NMC Assistant Director Natalia Ruiz-Juri presided over a well-attended presentation on January 11 at TRB’s 94th Annual Meeting. Along with co-presenter Xuesong Zhou of Arizona State University, Ruiz-Juri hosted a workshop titled “Analyzing, Validating, and Visualizing Results from Modeling: The Role of Big Data and New Technologies.” More than 120 people attended this Sunday morning …

NMC’s Traffic Models Making the News

NMC’s Traffic Models Making the News

By Maureen Kelly  |  Network Modeling Center

Not all research has practical applications for or immediate impact on our everyday lives. CTR’s Network Modeling Center (NMC), however, develops computer models that help transportation agencies evaluate and compare solutions and strategies for battling traffic congestion—including right here in the Central Texas area. As detailed by NMC’s partner in modeling, the Texas Advanced Computing …

Boyles Receives CUTC New Faculty Award

Boyles Receives CUTC New Faculty Award

By Maureen Kelly  |  Awards

Assistant Professor Stephen Boyles was selected for the Council of University Transportation Centers (CUTC-ARTBA) New Faculty Award.  This award honors tenure-track educators who have made outstanding teaching and research contributions in the transportation field.  Dr. Boyles formally received the award at the CUTC Annual Awards Banquet on January 10, 2015, in Washington, D.C.     

ACI Honors Three CTR Faculty Researchers

By Maureen Kelly  |  Awards

The  American Concrete Institute (ACI) has recently honored three CTR faculty researchers.  Professor Maria Juenger has been named an ACI Fellow.  Dr. Juenger was elected on the basis of her research in concrete materials and her contributions to ACI through committees. She currently serves at the Chair of ACI committee 236 – Material Science of Concrete and is a voting …