Outreach for the Missouri University of Science & Technology National University Transportation Center
Matching Research Agency
|Office of Sponsored Programs, Missouri S&T|
This proposal presents a comprehensive approach for providing outreach for the Missouri S&T National University Transportation Center. 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. Partnerships with Industry, MoDOT, US DOT, other state DOTs, and local government agencies
MTI will actively solicit partnership opportunities with consulting and construction firms engaged in transportation activities; as well as with MoDOT, US DOT, other state DOT’s, and local government agencies. The goal of these partnership opportunities will be:
2. Monthly Seminars/Lecture Series
In order to increase both Technology Transfer and partnership opportunities, MTI will coordinate monthly seminars with industry, MoDOT, USDOT, FHWA, and others engaged in the transportation field.
Coordination and execution of monthly seminars will include: selection of topics, speaker coordination, venue selection, advertising, coordination of luncheons and other side meetings with guest speakers, registration, and evaluation.
3. Annual Transportation Conference
In order to provide partnership opportunities, technology transfer forums, and to further the strategic goals of the UTC, MTI will coordinate an annual transportation research conference focused on the areas identified in the Missouri S&T UTC Strategic Plan.
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.
|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|
Transportation Research Board Keywords