2018 Summer Symposium Schedule Released

Each summer D-STOP, in coordination with another USDOT Tier 1 research unit, the Center for Highway Pavement Preservation, hosts an 11-week summer internship for engineering undergraduates interested in transportation. The University Transportation Center (UTC) Undergraduate Internship (UI) provides interns with unique insight into transportation education and helps prepare them for a possible career in the field. This year’s program kicks off on May 29, 2018, with an impressive slate of undergrad engineering students, including two non-UT students:

  • Sydney Abrisz, Washington and Lee University
  • Maria Cardenas, UT Austin
  • Rachel Cooper, University of Michigan
  • Sterling Burdine, UT Austin
  • James Lentz, UT Austin

The interns will attend a colloquium series (the Summer Symposium Series) designed to introduce them to different aspects of the transportation field. Held on Tuesdays 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 10 and August 10.

  • June 5:  Dr. Heena Rathore, Hiller Measurements ECJ 6.706   1:00-2:00 pm “Blockchain Technology to Make Self-Driving Cars Safer”
  • June 12: Amit Bhasin ECJ 6.706 1:00-2:00 pm “The Rocket Science used in the Design of Pavements and Materials”
  • June 19: Kara Kockelman  ECJ 6.706 1:00-2:00 pm “Anticipating a World of Shared Autonomous Vehicles: Cost, Energy, and Urban Implications”
  • June 26: Todd Humphreys  ECJ 6.706 1:00-2:00 pm “All Weather Collaborative Sensing for Connected and Automated Vehicles”
  • July 3: Meg Merritt, Nelson\Nygaard  ECJ 6.706 4.518 1:00-2:00 pm “Emerging Mobility 101”
  • July 10: UTC-UI Interns  ECJ 4.304 1:00-3:00 pm First Set of Intern Presentations 
  • July 17: Steve Boyles ECJ 6.706 1:00-2:00 pm “Transportation, Networks, and Paradoxes”
  • July 24: Randy Machemehl  ECJ 6.706 1:00-2:00 pm “Bicycle Safety”
  • July 31: Jorge Prozzi  ECJ 6.706 1:00-2:00 pm “Research Issues in Pavement Engineering”
  • August 7: Kirk Fauver, Federal Highway Administration, Texas Division  ECJ 6.706 1:00-2:00 pm “Transportation Planning and Research Initiatives within the State of Texas”
  • August 10: UTC-UI Interns  ECJ 4.304 1:00-4:00 pm UTC-UI 2018 Final Presentations & Farewell Reception

Posted by Maureen Kelly  |  Category : D-STOP