Outreach Activities in Support of the Missouri S&T National UTC
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Students will be invited to participate in all outreach activities coordinated for the UTC.
|The goal of this comprehensive outreach program is to provide opportunities for students and faculty members to engage with leaders in the transportation industry from: private consulting and construction firms; the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT); other state departments of transportation; Federal Highway Administration (FHWA); local government agencies; and other university-based transportation centers while also creating technology transfer opportunities in support of the projects undertaken through the Missouri S&T NUTC.|
Outreach efforts will fall within the following areas:
1. Coordination of transportation research for MoDOT and MTI in the theme areas of: Structures, Geotechnical, and Environmental Sustainability & Energy Efficiency
2. Annual Transportation Conference Planning
The development, manufacture, and application of modern construction materials
Installation processes and engineering design
Standardization and code approval of products and design protocols
Development of safety codes, standards, and regulations
Infrastructure development and deployment
MTI will provide conference coordination and execution to include: Theme development, identification and collection of conference fees, selection and reservation of an appropriate conference venue, selection and invitation to appropriate speakers, coordination of registration activities, and development of evaluation techniques to determine success toward meeting conference goals. MTI will partner with MoDOT’s Organizational Results Division and the Missouri LTAP to deliver the annual transportation conference. The conference will be held in October 2008.
3. Monthly Seminars/Lecture Series
4. Partnerships with Industry, MoDOT, US DOT, other state DOTs, and local government agencies
The project will be completed by June 30, 2009 with a total budget of $38,231. The budget includes 2 months salary for the PI (Angela Rolufs), operating expenses, and a standard overhead rate of 50.5% for Missouri S&T UTC projects.
|Provide opportunities for faculty and students to engage with transportation professionals at monthly seminars and through an annual transportation research conference.|
Relationship to other Research/Projects
|Provides opportunities for researchers engaged in other research projects to present their findings at public forums.|
Technology Transfer Activities
|Conferences, monthly lecture series, training opportunities|
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