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D-STOP’s 2016 Undergrad Interns & Symposium Schedule Announced

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 May 31, 2016, with an impressive slate of undergrad engineering students, including one non-UT student:

  • Abigail Thompson
  • Andres Sanchez
  • Emily Bassel
  • Gus Boehme
  • Hansel Beckmann
  • Luis Arruti
  • Maximilian Grether
  • Katherine Smith
  • Diego Neri
  • Jesus Osorio (from Valparaiso University)

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 7 and August 12.

  • June 2: Dr. Jennifer Duthie  CTR 4.302 1:00-2:00 pm “Data Rodeo: A Cyberinfrastructure for Transportation Data
  • June 9: Dr. Steve Boyles  ECJ 6.706 1:00-2:00 pm “Transportation, Networks, and Paradoxes”
  • June 16 Dr. Randy Machemehl  ECJ 6.706 1:00-2:00 pm “Research in System Operations”
  • June 23: Dr. Amit Bhasin  ECJ 6.706 1:00-2:00 pm “Sustaining a Three Trillion Dollar Ubiquitous Asset”
  • June 30: Dr. Chandra Bhat  ECJ 6.706 1:00-2:00 pm “Predictive Analytics for Transportation Planning and Operations in a World of Big Data”
  • July 7: UTC-UI Interns  ECJ 6.706 or 4.304  10:00am-12:00 pm First Set of Intern Presentations 
  • July 14: Dr. Jorge Prozzi  ECJ 6.706 1:00-2:00 pm “Research Issues in Pavement Engineering”
  • July 21: Dr. Michael Murphy  ECJ 6.706 1:00-2:00 pm “Narrow Pavement Widening Best Practices”
  • July 28: Dr. Kara Kockelman  ECJ 6.706 1:00-2:00 pm “Anticipating a World of Shared Autonomous Vehicles: Cost, Energy, and Urban Implications”
  • August 4: Dr. Christian Claudel  ECJ 6.706 1:00-2:00 pm “A Fast Semi Analytical Scheme for Forward Simulation of Moving Bottlenecks in LWR Model”
  • August 12: UTC-UI Interns ECJ 10th Floor, Large Conference Rm 1:00-4:00 pm UTC-UI 2016 Final Presentations & Farewell Reception

Posted by Maureen Kelly  |  Category : D-STOP