November 2015
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UFTI Reception @ 95th TRB

You're Invited! UFTI to Host Reception at the 95th Annual Meeting of TRB, Washington, D.C.

The UFTI is hosting a reception during the 95th Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board at Baby Wale restaurant on Monday, January 11, 2016, from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm. The reception will feature a student poster showcase and competition. [Read more]

Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Griffith Jones  
Passionate. Thoughtful. Caring. These are just some ways you can describe Griffith Jones, a clinical associate professor in science education at the UF College of Education. He is someone who has devoted his life to teaching science and spreading awareness about driver safety... [Read more]
Different Disciplines Come Together for Enhancing Driving

When you think of driving, what field of study do you think it falls into? You may be surprised that it's actually a trick question.
There are so many (literal) moving parts involved with driving, from how the driver learns, to their age and health - to the car itself. And all of that was reflected at the Enhancing Driving Conference... [Read more]

UFTI Director Travels to NYC to Receive Prize

On October 13, 2015 Dr. Lily Elefteriadou traveled to the American Society of Civil Engineers' (ASCE) Annual Convention in New York City to receive her previously announced 2015 James Laurie Prize. This prize was awarded to her for her contributions in advancing the field of transportation... [Read more]
Student Spotlight: Deja Jackson

Deja Jackson is a first year civil engineering doctoral student from South Carolina specializing in transportation who entered into the program this past fall. She is projected to finish her degree in four to five years and is currently working on research studies pertaining to autonomous vehicles... [Read more] 

REMINDER! Juniors & Seniors:
Apply for the STRIDE Transportation Research Internship Program (TRIP)

Applications for the STRIDE Transportation Research Internship Program for summer 2016 are now accepted.  Juniors and seniors who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents with a 3.0 GPA or above are eligible to apply. The internship program is designed for students to learn about transportation engineering and participate in cutting-edge research. This is a paid internship that runs from mid-May to the end of July ... [Read more]

REMINDER! Prospective Ph.D. Students: Your application is due December 15th

The UFTI has six fellowships available in the amount of $6,000 for Ph.D. students accepted to a department in the Herbert Werthiem College of Engineering and who will be conducting transportation-related research. This is in addition to... [Read more]

Technology Transfer

REMINDER! 15th International Conference on Managed Lanes

The Transportation Research Board (TRB) is sponsoring the 15th International Conference on Managed Lanes May 4-6, 2016 in Miami, Florida. The workshop explores planning, design, and operations of managed lanes as well as emerging research needs related to integrating managed lanes into the transportation system. Applications for posters or presentation proposals are due December 4, 2015... [Read more] 

Experts on Automated & Connected Vehicles Engage in Lively Discussions with Engineering Students at UF

A room packed full of engineering students and transportation professionals sat intently listening to three experts present on automated and connected vehicles (AV/CV) during the 5 th  Annual WTS Transportation Symposium. This topic, currently sizzling hot in the transportation industry, was addressed from the academic, public and private sector perspectives.  [Read more] 

Did You Miss the  Planning for Schools Webinar? 

This webinar focused on the connection between school site selection, nearby residential development patterns and implications for school system transportation operations and costs. The speakers introduced audience members to the issue of school siting and transportation and discussed findings from their multi-state study, which was... [Read more] 

McTrans Highway Capacity Analysis Webinar Series; Student Discount Available!
This webinar series presents lectures, software demonstrations and application examples on the Highway Capacity Manual (HCM) procedures, including updates coming in the 6th Edition. Step-by-step instruction of the HCM methodologies will be provided for each analytical chapter. The Highway Capacity Software (HCS) implements and automates the HCM procedures. Each lecture will be followed by working example problems and a software demonstration using the HCS7 prototype... 

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