Symposium 2018 logoThe Center for Transportation Research held its Annual Symposium on Thursday, April 12, 2018 at the Commons Learning Center on the Pickle Research Campus.


Time Title
11:30 AM Poster Session & Lunch
1:00 PM Opening statement
Amit Bhasin, Director, Center for Transportation Research
Official UT Welcome
Sharon Wood, Dean, Cockrell School of Engineering
Mac Shelby Award announcement
Regular Session
1:30 PM Preparing for a world of connected and automated vehicles (View slides)
Steve Boyles, Center for Transportation Research
2:00 PM Managing mobility during Design-Build highway construction — Successes and lessons learned (View slides)
Kelly Selman, Texas Department of Transportation
Kristopher Pruner, Center for Transportation Research
2:30 PM Break & Poster Session
2:45 PM Future of flyash in Texas concrete (View slides)
Maria Juenger, Center for Transportation Research
Andy Naranjo, Texas Department of Transportation
3:15 PM Fatigue resistance and reliability of high mast illumination poles with pre-existing cracks (View slides)
Michael Engelhardt, Center for Transportation Research
3:45 PM Texas innovation, technology, & research — Panel discussion
Sonya Badgley, Texas Department of Transportation
Yvette Flores, Texas Department of Transportation
Kristie Chin, Center for Transportation Research
Andrea Gold, Center for Transportation Research
4:20 PM General Q&A
4:25 PM Closing Remarks



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Parking: Enter from the Burnet Rd. entrance. If you do not have a University of Texas Parking Permit, you will need to place the event parking pass on your dashboard. If you have not received a parking pass via email, please retrieve the sponsored event parking pass from uniformed security personnel when you arrive and follow signs for visitor parking. More info.

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