2014 November

Research Digest, Nov.2014: TxDOT Research

The November 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 September, October, and early November. These publications are from ongoing or completed research projects sponsored through …


Posted by Kevyn B.  |  Category : CTR Library

NMC Models Helping Local Communities See the Future

NMC Models Helping Local Communities See the Future

The Network Modeling Center has been busy lately helping Central Texans envision potential changes to their roadways. Using the models in the NMC toolbox, researchers Jennifer Duthie and Mason Gemar met with area stakeholders to get feedback on and allay concerns about upcoming construction projects. In October Dr. Gemar collaborated with TxDOT and Bastrop’s city …


Posted by Maureen Kelly  |  Category : Highways

CTR Helps Prep STEM Students

CTR Helps Prep STEM 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 …


Posted by Maureen Kelly  |  Category : Faculty

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

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

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 …


Posted by Maureen Kelly  |  Category : Events