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CTR Helps Prep STEM Students

CTR Helps Prep STEM Students

By Maureen Kelly  |  Students

On November 13, CTR hosted a group of high school students from Houston’s Harmony School of Ingenuity, a college preparatory charter school, as part of the students’ UT Austin tour. Dr. Yetkin Yildirim discussed some key principles for success in a college environment, such as managing time well, resisting the snooze button, and finding the …

Dr. Yildirim Presents at Paraguay’s First National Transportation Conference

Dr. Yildirim Presents at Paraguay’s First National Transportation Conference

By Maureen Kelly  |  Events

Only two international guest speakers were invited to Paraguay’s First National Transportation Conference, and CTR’s Dr. Yetkin Yildirim was one of them. Dr. Yildirim’s presentation expanded international awareness of the future of pavement preservation, featuring materials recently developed at UT, and reached many prominent figures, including Paraguay’s President and Minister of Transportation. Held in October …

Research Digest Oct. 2014: SWUTC Reports

Research Digest Oct. 2014: SWUTC Reports

By Kevyn B.  |  CTR Library

CTR Library’s  October 2014 issue of the Research Digest is now available for download. This month’s digest provides abstracts for 17 recent publications from Southwest Region University Transportation Center (SWUTC). The SWUTC is a consortium of five universities (Texas A&M University System, The University of Texas at Austin, Texas Southern University, Louisiana State University, and …

Testimony, Senate Select Committee on Transportation Funding, Expenditures & Finance

Testimony, Senate Select Committee on Transportation Funding, Expenditures & Finance

By Maureen Kelly  |  Events

Because CTR’s diverse slate of researchers provides such a wide range of transportation expertise, we are uniquely qualified to provide expert testimony on a wide range of topics. In September, CTR Deputy Director Rob Harrison and Research Associate Mike Murphy testified before the Senate Select Committee on Transportation Funding, Expenditures and Financing, which is chaired …

Alumni Spotlight: Rashed Tanvir Islam

Alumni Spotlight: Rashed Tanvir Islam

By Maureen Kelly  |  Alumni

Name: Rashed Tanvir Islam Hometown: Dhaka, Bangladesh Currently residing: Austin, Texas Current job: Vice President at HDR, Inc. (formerly WHM Transportation Engineering) + Managing Principal for the downtown office. Leader of HDR’s traffic program for Texas, Louisiana, and Oklahoma Graduated from UT/CTR: 1996 Hobbies outside of work: Cricket (I played minor league back home) and …

4th International Choice Modeling Conference to be held in Austin

4th International Choice Modeling Conference to be held in Austin

By Kevyn B.  |  Conference

Chandra Bhat of the Center for Transportation Research and Thomas Adler of Resource Systems Group will host the 4th International Choice Modeling Conference (ICMC) to be held May 10-13, 2015 in Austin, Texas. The ICMC series is recognized worldwide as a premier occasion for networking with fellow choice analysis researchers, sharing cutting-edge research and developments …

Research Digest, Sep. 2014: TxDOT Research

By Kevyn B.  |  CTR Library

The September 2014 issue of the Research Digest is now available for download from the CTR Library’s website. This issue of the digest provides abstracts for 18 Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) Research Program publications that were published in August and September. These publications are from ongoing or completed research projects sponsored through the TxDOT …

CTR Shows Its Multidisciplinary Strength

CTR Shows Its Multidisciplinary Strength

By Maureen Kelly  |  Publications

CTR recently completed a multidisciplinary project that developed a Stretch and Flex program for the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT). This initiative merged CTR’s transportation fieldwork expertise with the healthy movement know-how of the UT Department of Kinesiology (one of the top 5 Departments of Kinesiology in the country). “This research project was an excellent …