2019 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 kicked off on May 28 with an impressive slate of UT Austin undergrad engineering students:

  • Meagan Costey
  • Emily Niemeyer
  • Maximillian Pleason
  • Ekin Ugure

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 9 and August 9.

  • June 4:  Prof. Amit Bhasin, Transportation Engineering ECJ 6.706   1:00-2:00 pm “The Rocket Science used in the Design of Pavements and Materials”
  • June 11: Kara Kockelman, Transportation Engineering ECJ 6.706 1:00-2:00 pm “Anticipating a World of Shared Autonomous Vehicles: Cost, Energy, and Urban Implications”
  • June 18: Randy Machemehl, Transportation Engineering  ECJ 6.706 1:00-2:00 pm “Bicycle Safety”
  • June 25: Zhanmin Zhang, Transportation Engineering  ECJ 6.706 1:00-2:00 pm “Managing Transportation Infrastructure Assets”
  • July 2: Christian Claudel, Transportation Engineering  ECJ 6.706 1:00-2:00 pm “Data Assimilation and Optimal Control in the Context of UAV-based Flash Flood Monitoring”
  • July 9: UTC-UI Interns  ECJ 4.304 1:00-2:30 pm First Set of Intern Presentations 
  • July 16: Kirk Fauver, Federal Highway Administration, Texas Division  ECJ 6.706 1:00-2:00 pm “New Transportation Paradigm Shifts in the 21st Century”
  • July 23: Heena Rathore, Hiller Measurements  ECJ 6.706 1:00-2:00 pm “Data Analytics for Cooperative Intelligent Transport Systems”
  • July 30: Jorge Prozzi, Transportation Engineering  ECJ 6.706 1:00-2:00 pm “Research Issues in Pavement Engineering”
  • August 6: Steve Boyles, Transportation Engineering  ECJ 6.706 1:00-2:00 pm “Transportation, Networks, and Paradoxes”
  • Friday, August 9: UTC-UI Interns  ECJ 4.304 1:00-3:00 pm Final Presentations & Farewell Reception

Posted by Maureen Kelly  |  Category : D-STOP