MTC News

GO! Magazine’s July issue covers Seven Great Transportation Feats

07/07/2017

GO! Magazine ( http://www.go-explore-trans.org/ ) is a free, not-for-profit, online magazine that produces articles about the unique, interesting, crazy, awesome, and expanding world of transportatio…

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Engineering students take Great Britain by plane, train, bus or bust!

06/05/2017

“Civil engineering is an increasing global profession, and what better way to understand that than by seeing it firsthand,” said Shauna Hallmark, director of Iowa State University’s…

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Go! Magazine releases June issue on the topic of transportation careers

06/01/2017

Go! Magazine ( http://www.go-explore-trans.org/ ) is a free, not-for-profit, online magazine that produces articles about the unique, interesting, crazy, awesome, and expanding world of transportatio…

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Go! Magazine releases May issue on the topic of green infrastructure

04/28/2017

Go! Magazine ( http://www.go-explore-trans.org/ ) is a free, not-for-profit, online magazine that produces articles about the unique, interesting, crazy, awesome, and expanding world of transportatio…

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April 14 Tom Maze seminar to feature Bijan Khaleghi, state bridge engineer for WSDOT

04/13/2017

The Tom Maze Transportation Seminar this week will feature Bijan Khaleghi, the state bridge engineer for the Washington State Department of Transportation as well as an adjunct professor at Saint Mart…

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April 7 Tom Maze seminar to feature Skylar Knickerbocker, research engineer with ISU’s Institute for Transportation

04/06/2017

The Tom Maze Transportation Seminar this week will feature Skylar Knickerbocker, a research engineer working at Iowa State’s Institute for Transportation (InTrans). Mr. Knickerbocker&rsquo…

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Go! Magazine releases April issue on the topic of virtual reality

03/31/2017

Go! Magazine ( http://www.go-explore-trans.org/ ) is a free, not-for-profit, online magazine that produces articles about the unique, interesting, crazy, awesome, and expanding world of transportatio…

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March 24 Tom Maze seminar to feature Rajesh Rajamani, University of Minnesota professor of mechanical engineering

03/23/2017

The Tom Maze Transportation Seminar this week will feature Rajesh Rajamani, a professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Minnesota. Dr. Rajamani’s main rese…

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MTC Research Spotlight: Implementation of Transportation Asset Management in Grandview, Missouri

03/16/2017

The successful implementation of transportation asset management (TAM) by local governments facilitates the optimization of limited resources. In fact, the use of a data-driven TAM program can help to…

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March 10 Tom Maze seminar to feature John Conway, STEM Alliance executive board member and Future City team mentor

03/09/2017

The Tom Maze Transportation Seminar this week will feature John Conway, a STEM Alliance executive board member and Future City team member. Mr. Conway’s presentation is entitled “How…

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Go! Magazine releases March issue highlighting exploration and ‘final frontiers’

03/03/2017

Go! Magazine ( http://www.go-explore-trans.org/ ) is a free, not-for-profit, online magazine that produces articles about the unique, interesting, crazy, awesome, and expanding world of transportatio…

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March 3 Tom Maze seminar to feature Johanna Amaya-Leal, ISU assistant professor in supply chain and information systems

03/02/2017

The Tom Maze Transportation Seminar this week will feature Johanna Amaya-Leal, an assistant professor in the Department of Supply Chain and Information Systems at Iowa State University. Dr. Amay…

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Practice-ready research will be highlighted at August 16–17 symposium

02/20/2017

Save the dates—August 16–17, 2017—and/or submit an abstract for the 2017 Mid-Continent Transportation Research Symposium at Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa. As suggested by t…

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February 17 Tom Maze seminar to feature Cara Hamann, UI faculty associate in epidemiology

02/16/2017

The Tom Maze Transportation Seminar this week will feature Cara Hamann, a faculty associate in the Department of Epidemiology at the University of Iowa. Dr. Hamann also conducts research at the U…

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February 10 Tom Maze seminar to feature Sebastien Pouliot, ISU economics associate professor

02/09/2017

The Tom Maze Transportation Seminar this week will feature Sebastien Pouliot, an associate professor in the Department of Economics at Iowa State University. Pouliot’s presentation is…

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Go! Magazine releases February issue highlighting transportation through the centuries

02/03/2017

Go! Magazine ( http://www.go-explore-trans.org/ ) is a free, not-for-profit, online magazine that produces articles about the unique, interesting, crazy, awesome, and expanding world of transportatio…

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February 3 Tom Maze seminar to feature Dan Hanaway from Hallmark Cards – Global Transportation

02/02/2017

The Tom Maze Transportation Seminar this week will feature Dan Hanaway—a Transportation Control Tower Leader with Hallmark Cards – Global Transportation. Hanaway’s present…

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January 27 Tom Maze seminar to feature Peng Wei, ISU aerospace engineering assistant professor

01/26/2017

The Tom Maze Transportation Seminar this week will feature Peng Wei, an assistant professor in the Department of Aerospace Engineering at Iowa State University with a courtesy appointment in the…

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Ken Bao named MTC Student of the Year

01/19/2017

The Midwest Transportation Center (MTC) at Iowa State University’s Institute for Transportation is pleased to announce that Ken Bao has been named the MTC’s 2016 Outstanding Student of the…

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First Tom Maze Seminar series speakers, on January 20, are Jim Nelson and Travis Hosteng

01/19/2017

Jim Nelson, of the Iowa Department of Transportation’s Office of Bridges and Structures, and Travis Hosteng, a research specialist for the Institute for Transportation’s (InTrans) Bridge E…

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Go! Magazine releases January issue highlighting severe weather and transportation

01/10/2017

Go! Magazine ( http://www.go-explore-trans.org/ ) is a free, not-for-profit, online magazine that produces articles about the unique, interesting, crazy, awesome, and expanding world of transportatio…

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Go! Magazine releases December issue

12/05/2016

Go! Magazine ( http://www.go-explore-trans.org/ ) is a free, not-for-profit, online magazine that produces articles about the unique, interesting, crazy, awesome, and expanding world of transportatio…

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‘I’m a builder now’: Central Iowa Bridge-Building Challenge back again in 2016

11/18/2016

In November 2015, they were there to “build their dreams,” but then, expanded in 2016 to a two-day event, the Central Iowa Bridge-Building Challenge got serious. How serious? Well, d…

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Go! Magazine releases November issue

11/07/2016

Go! Magazine ( http://www.go-explore-trans.org/ ) is a free, not-for-profit, online magazine that produces articles about the unique, interesting, crazy, awesome, and expanding world of transportatio…

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K-12 summer programs: developing the next generation of STEM professionals

11/02/2016

The demand for students educated in STEM fields continues to grow. Many sectors of American society need more men and women with degrees in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics, including…

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Go! Magazine releases October issue

09/30/2016

Go! Magazine releases October issue Go! Magazine ( http://www.go-explore-trans.org/ ) is a free, not-for-profit, online magazine that produces articles about the unique, interesting, crazy, a…

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MTC workshop facilitator receives Presidential Award

09/19/2016

Earlier this summer, Lynne Bleeker, a seventh-grade science teacher at Parkview Middle School in Ankeny, Iowa, wasn’t just preparing for classes. Bleeker was helping facilitate 22 elementary tea…

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Go! Magazine releases September issue

09/06/2016

Go! Magazine ( http://www.go-explore-trans.org/ ) is a free, not-for-profit, online magazine that produces articles about the unique, interesting, crazy, awesome, and expanding world of transportatio…

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For a day, week, or lifetime: InTrans and Iowa DOT impact Iowa teachers and students through educational workshops

08/19/2016

Both Iowa State University’s (ISU’s) Institute for Transportation (InTrans) and the Iowa Department of Transportation (DOT) know that one day—or a week in this case—can change…

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ISU transportation students find success again after ITE chapter award win

07/28/2016

Good things often come in twos, but what about fours? Iowa State University’s chapter of the Institute for Transportation Engineers (ITE) has been named the 2016 Outstanding Student Chapte…

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MTC research brief: Machine-Vision-Based Roadway Health Monitoring and Assessment

07/06/2016

The Midwest Transportation Center (MTC) sponsors a competitive research program to fund projects focused on State of Good Repair in infrastructure with attention to safety and Data Driven Performance…

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MTC research brief: Pervious Concrete Physical Characteristics and Effectiveness in Stormwater Pollution Reduction

07/06/2016

The Midwest Transportation Center (MTC) sponsors a competitive research program to fund projects focused on State of Good Repair in infrastructure with attention to safety and Data Driven Performance…

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Go! Magazine releases July issue

07/06/2016

Go! Magazine ( http://www.go-explore-trans.org/ ) is a free, not-for-profit, online magazine that produces articles about the unique, interesting, crazy, awesome, and expanding world of transportatio…

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MTC research briefs: University of Missouri–St. Louis

07/06/2016

The Midwest Transportation Center (MTC) sponsors a competitive research program to fund projects focused on State of Good Repair in infrastructure with attention to safety and Data Driven Performance…

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MTC research brief: Terrestrial Laser Scanning-Based Bridge Structural Condition Assessment

07/06/2016

The Midwest Transportation Center (MTC) sponsors a competitive research program to fund projects focused on State of Good Repair in infrastructure with attention to safety and Data Driven Performance…

Tags: research

2016 AASHTO Bridge Competition comes to Iowa

06/22/2016

The annual 2016 National Bridge Competition was held this year in Des Moines, Iowa, during the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) Spring Meeting in late May. N…

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Go! Magazine releases June issue

06/03/2016

Go! Magazine ( http://www.go-explore-trans.org/ ) is a free, not-for-profit, online magazine that produces articles about the unique, interesting, crazy, awesome, and expanding world of transportatio…

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Building bridges at Taking the Road Less Traveled Career Conference

05/06/2016

Life is full of roads—paved and gravel, taken and not taken—but for over 300 high school girls who attended the Taking the Road Less Traveled Career Conference (TRLT) on April 28, 2016, th…

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U. of Minnesota's Nichole Morris is final Transportation Research Webinar Series presenter, May 10

04/27/2016

Nichole Morris will present " Computerized Crash Reports Usability and Design Investigation " during the final edition of the Transportation Research Webinar Series on Tuesday, May 10.&nbs…

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Final Tom Maze Seminar series speaker, on April 22, is Ryan Fries

04/17/2016

Ryan Fries, of the University of Illinois, Edwardsville, is the final speaker in the 2016 Tom Maze Transportation Seminar Series, sponsored by the Midwest Transportation Center (MTC) at Iowa Stat…

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Focus on implementation: Getting research results off the shelf and into the field

03/31/2016

The Midwest Transportation Center (MTC) at Iowa State University has initiated an ambitious new program to help accelerate the implementation of promising research results. The new Transportation Rese…

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MTC research brief: Owner-Operator versus Company-Driver Safety Performance Analysis

03/14/2016

The Midwest Transportation Center (MTC) sponsors a competitive research program to fund projects focused on State of Good Repair in infrastructure with attention to safety and Data Driven Performance…

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MTC research brief: Development and Evaluation of a Portable Device for Measuring Curling and Warping in Concrete Pavements

03/14/2016

The Midwest Transportation Center (MTC) sponsors a competitive research program to fund projects focused on State of Good Repair in infrastructure with attention to safety and Data Driven Performance…

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Transportation safety webinar presentation on Safety Edge now online

02/24/2016

The presentation used in this spring’s first transportation safety webinar, titled Safety Benefits of the Safety Edge  and presented by Shauna Hallmark and Bill Rosener on February 16, is…

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Mackenzie Shelton named MTC Student of the Year

01/04/2016

The Midwest Transportation Center (MTC) at Iowa State University’s Institute for Transportation is pleased to announce that Mackenzie Shelton has been named the MTC’s 2015 Outstanding Stud…

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MTC research briefs

12/31/2015

The Midwest Transportation Center (MTC) sponsors a competitive research program to fund projects focused on State of Good Repair in infrastructure with attention to safety and Data Driven Performance…

Tags: research

Attracting and inspiring tomorrow’s transportation workforce

12/31/2015

On December 7–8, 2015, Shauna Hallmark and Nicole Oneyear represented the Midwest Transportation Center (MTC) at the Midwest Transportation Workforce Summit in Madison, Wisconsin. The event was…

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Women engineers today: Meet Shauna Hallmark

12/07/2015

Shauna Hallmark, director of ISU’s Institute for Transportation (InTrans), talks about being a woman in engineering in Go! , InTrans’s online magazine for youth with stories on education…

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Teamwork, innovation, and efficiency: First-ever Central Iowa Bridge-Building Challenge a success

11/10/2015

The Science Center of Iowa (SCI) in Des Moines is known to emphasize less what to learn and more how to learn. In this spirit, the Iowa Department of Transportation (Iowa DOT) and Iowa State Unive…

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New Iowa State facility ramps up bio-polymer production for asphalt

10/01/2015

Petroleum-based polymers have been added to asphalt since the 1990s. Soft, rubbery polymer compounds improve asphalt by adding resilience and durability to the pavement. Iowa State University professo…

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ICTM-ISTS Math and Science Conference

09/30/2015

In September 2015, the MTC hosted a booth at the Iowa Council of Teachers of Mathematics (ICTM)/Iowa Science Teaching Section of the Iowa Academy of Science (ISTS) conference for K–12 science an…

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MTC research briefs

09/17/2015

The Midwest Transportation Center (MTC) sponsors a competitive research program to fund projects focused on State of Good Repair in infrastructure with attention to safety and Data Driven Performance…

Tags: research, student

Register for upcoming Midwest Transportation Workforce Summit

09/17/2015

Join the Midwest Transportation Workforce Center (MTWC) from December 7-8, 2015 at the Fluno Center in Madison, Wisconsin, for the Midwest Transportation Workforce Summit. The MTWC is…

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Transportation Scholars Program student highlight: Nicole Oneyear, Iowa State University

09/17/2015

Meet Nicole Oneyear. This Iowa native is originally from Dubuque, a city located along the Mississippi River and lies at the junction of three states: Iowa, Illinois, and Wisconsin. Nicole has b…

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Iowa DOT and InTrans partner to host family-friendly bridge competition

09/16/2015

Held at the Science Center of Iowa (SCI), in Des Moines, SCI is known to emphasize less on what to learn and more on how to learn. This aim is why SCI’s 110,000 square-foot creative lifelong…

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Looking at the sustainability of mass transit in St. Louis and Chicago

09/16/2015

A research project led by Ray Mundy of the University of Missouri-St. Louis (UMSL) is examining the financial sustainability faced by most United States transit systems. The study is determining…

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Large turnout highlights InTrans, Iowa DOT research symposium

09/08/2015

What is believed to be a record turnout participated in the 2015 Mid-Continent Transportation Research Symposium, August 19-20 in Ames. The biennial event was sponsored and run by the Institute…

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InTrans graduate students take top two places in research paper competition

07/01/2015

Two graduate students from Iowa State University’s Institute for Transportation and the Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering have won awards for their research papers…

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AASHTO TRAC™ & RIDES

06/30/2015

The MTC and the Accelerated Bridge Construction University Transportation Center (ABC-UTC) at Florida International University are partnering with the Iowa DOT to pilot the AASHTO TRAC™& RI…

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Research Experience for Teachers

06/30/2015

The MTC is participating in Research Experience for Teachers , a program offered by ISU’s Center for Biorenewable Chemicals and funded by the National Science Foundation. The program provides a…

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STEM Learning Jet/Technology and Engineering Curriculum (Seward County Community College)

06/30/2015

MTC collaborating institution Seward County Community College is offering a new Technology and Engineering Curriculum, which is enhanced by activities in a unique and innovative classroom inside a Boe…

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MTC research briefs

06/29/2015

The Midwest Transportation Center (MTC) sponsors a competitive research program to fund projects focused on State of Good Repair in infrastructure with attention to safety and Data Driven Performance…

Tags: research

Today’s learners, tomorrow’s leaders: InTrans partners with Iowa DOT to offer educational workshops for Iowa teachers/students

06/25/2015

Both Iowa State University’s (ISU’s) Institute for Transportation (InTrans) and the Iowa Department of Transportation (Iowa DOT) know that the leaders of tomorrow are the learners of t…

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See ACCESS Magazine from UCCONNECT, the UTC for Region 9 in California

06/25/2015

http://www.accessmagazine.org/

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Go! magazine ‘draws in’ teenager Dot in new educational web comic

06/25/2015

Go Go! But what is Go! magazine? Reaching thousands of teachers, students, and transportation professionals across the country, Go! is a free, not-for-profit, online magazine (e-zine) funded primarily…

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Three-volume collection from UMSL looks at modern railroad management

06/23/2015

The Center for Transportation Studies at University of Missouri, Saint Louis (UMSL) in St. Louis, Missouri, has compiled a three-volume collection of works on managing the modern railroad. Dr. Ray Mun…

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Transportation Scholars Program student highlight: Bo Wang, Iowa State University

06/23/2015

Meet Bo Wang. Originally from Xi’an, China (a city of eight million in the central part of China), Bo has called Iowa State University (ISU) his home since 2008. Since then he has received…

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A platform for STEM education: the Learning Jet and Technology and Engineering Curriculum Project

06/23/2015

With a goal of helping students succeed in school, mobilize future talent, and cultivate a workforce that is prepared to meet the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) industry chal…

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Controlling road construction processes through autonomous and robotically controlled equipment

06/19/2015

Constructing long-lasting roadways requires careful process control. But operating earth compaction equipment, paving machines, and other equipment can be repetitive and often dangerous work that does…

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MTC helping fund research on Google Glass’s impact on driving performance

06/17/2015

Psychologist Jibo He crashed into a vehicle while he was driving and trying to send an important text message via his smartphone. Fortunately, nobody was killed because He was in his advanced driving…

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Job Opportunities at the Volpe National Transportation Systems Center in Cambridge, MA

05/02/2015

The Volpe Center in Cambridge, MA, is seeking talented, entry-level professionals from various backgrounds—Aerospace, Computer, Electrical, and Mechanical Engineers, and Operations Research Anal…

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GO! Further Summer Workshop for High School Students

04/08/2015

Are you a high school student interested in learning more about engineering? Or maybe you want to strengthen your leadership skills and participate in exciting team building activities?  The Iowa…

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Transportation Institute for High School Educators

04/03/2015

Applications Applications are now being accepted for Summer 2015. Apply now! Program Description The Iowa Department of Transportation and the Iowa State University Instit…

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Students from MTC partner Harris-Stowe State University develop asset management model

03/10/2015

Harris-Stowe State University (HSSU), Anheuser-Busch School of Business, is one of six Midwest university partners in the Midwest Transportation Center (MTC), the University Transportation Center (UTC…

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Research Project Summary – Evaluation of Speed Activated Displays and Low Cost Treatments on Rural Curves

02/24/2015

Project Title: Evaluation of Speed Activated Displays and Low Cost Treatments on Rural Curves Principal Investigator (PI): Shauna Hallmark PI Institution: Iowa State University…

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Go! exploring the world of transportation

02/24/2015

Other than car mechanics, airline pilots, and truck drivers, young people have little to no understanding of the myriad of careers available in transportation. This fact (the finding of a small survey…

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Practice-ready research will be highlighted at August 19–20 symposium

02/23/2015

Save the dates—August 19–20, 2015—and/or submit an abstract for the 2015 Mid-Continent Transportation Research Symposium at Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa. As suggested by t…

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Timothy Cope named MTC Student of the Year

01/29/2015

The MTC at Iowa State University’s Institute for Transportation is pleased to announce that Timothy Cope, graduate student in civil engineering-transportation, has been named the MTC’s 2014 Outstandin…

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Students receive best paper award at TRB

01/28/2015

A team of students led by Peter Savolainen , safety engineer at InTrans and associate professor of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering (CCEE) at Iowa State University, recently receiv…

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News

GO! Magazine’s July issue covers Seven Great Transportation Feats, 07/07/2017

Engineering students take Great Britain by plane, train, bus or bust!, 06/05/2017

Go! Magazine releases June issue on the topic of transportation careers, 06/01/2017

Go! Magazine releases May issue on the topic of green infrastructure, 04/28/2017


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