InTrans / Jan 19, 2017

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

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 Engineering Center, will be the first speakers in the 2017 Tom Maze Transportation Seminar Series, sponsored by the Midwest Transportation Center (MTC) at Iowa State University.

Nelson and Hosteng will speak on Friday, January 20, at 11 a.m. on the construction of the Massena Bridge and the development of an accelerated bridge construction (ABC) integral abutment connection.

To participate in the presentation, log on remotely at the following link and sign in as a guest user: Interested persons can also participate in the seminar at the InTrans Videoconference Room at the ISU Research Park.

The seminar is part of MTC’s Transportation Scholars Program and is an important feature of graduate transportation education at ISU and the MTC’s partner universities. All presentations are held Fridays at 11 a.m. during the spring semester and use Adobe Connect, which allows for off-site guests to actively participate.

2017 Tom Maze Transportation Seminar Series Schedule
Fridays, 11 a.m. central time

Jan. 27
Peng Wei, Assistant Professor of Aerospace Engineering, Iowa State University

Feb. 3
Cathy Burrow, Supply Chain Director, Hallmark Cards
Topic: Global Logistics – The Hallmark Story: It’s Much More than Greeting Cards

Feb. 10
Sebastien Pouliot, Associate Professor of Economics, Iowa State University

Feb. 17
Cara Harmann, Associate Professor of Epidemiology, University of Iowa
Topic: Bicycle and Pedestrian Research

Feb. 24
Seung Jae Lee, Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering, Florida International University

March 3
Johanna Amaya-Leal, Assistant Professor of Supply Chain & Information Systems, Iowa State University

March 10
Bijan Khaleghi, Bridge Design Engineer, Washington State Department of Transportation

March 17
No Seminar, ISU Spring Break

March 24
Raj Rajesh, Professor of Mechanical Engineering, University of Minnesota

March 31

April 7

April 14

April 21

April 28
Carlos Sun, Professor of Civil Engineering, University of Missouri
Topic: MU research using four different simulators

For information on past presentations, go to