Transportation

Familiar ground: How a high school internship prepared Kathrine Udell to jump right into research as a freshman

Kathrine Udell in a transportation research lab

When Kathrine Udell stepped on campus at Georgia Tech a few months ago, it was already familiar ground. Udell spent much of her senior year at Kennesaw Mountain High School working on a research project with School of Civil and Environmental Engineering Ph.D. student Atiyya Shaw. In fact, she’d been so active in the work that she already has two published academic papers to her name. Not exactly the typical starting resume for an undergraduate student.

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Grossman’s op-ed in AJC highlights Atlanta’s sidewalk problems

The sidewalk along North Avenue in Atlanta. Photo: Jennifer Tyner

Lack of spending on Atlanta’s sidewalks has created a system of haves and have-nots when it comes to who can walk alongside the city’s roadways. That’s the perspective of School of Civil and Environmental Engineering Ph.D. student Alice Grossman, who penned a guest column for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution Dec. 29 arguing for more funding for the city’s crumbling sidewalks.

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

How much parking in LA? Try 18M spaces, or 3 for every car

Screen shot of CityLab story about parking in Los Angeles.

There’s now so much space dedicated to storing cars in Los Angeles, it takes up 14 percent of the county’s incorporated area. That amounts to almost one residential parking spot for every registered car in the county and three spots per car overall. Those findings come from a just-published study by the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering’s Ram Pendyala and colleagues at Arizona State University.

Friday, December 4, 2015

Driverless cars? They’re coming, but big data is already shaping traffic

Transportation researcher Michael Hunter says driverless cars are coming to our roads, whether we’re ready for them or not. But already, our cars are generating some of the mountains of data coming from our transportation systems. In an interview with Georgia Public Broadcasting, Hunter said drivers must be ready for cars beside them to operate without people behind the wheel.

Friday, October 23, 2015

AUDIO: Grad students start MARTA Army to improve Atlanta mass transit

A new grassroots organization called the MARTA Army has begun operations with the goal of improving the public transit experience in Atlanta. The group is the brainchild of some School of Civil and Environmental Engineering graduate students, who talked about their plans on WABE's Closer Look Sept. 29.

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Tien wins NSF funding to improve reliability of our interdependent infrastructure

The National Science Foundation has awarded Iris Tien $499,920 for a three-year project that will develop new computer models of infrastructure systems and the connections between them. The idea is to create a model that can be used for any infrastructure system — water, power, transportation, or communications, for example — and takes into account each component of the system as well as how the system interacts with other infrastructure.

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Four grad students win coveted Eisenhower transportation fellowships

Four master’s and Ph.D. students studying transportation in the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering have won funding from the Federal Highway Administration.

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

NSF funds $12M research network to build the healthy, sustainable, livable cities of the future

How will we build the cities of the future in a sustainable way? A new National Science Foundation-funded research network will connect scientists at nine universities with infrastructure groups, public policy experts, and industry partners to reimagine cities. Georgia Tech will be an anchor of the $12 million network, which will be led by the University of Minnesota, and School of Civil and Environmental Engineering professor Ted Russell will serve as a co-director.

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Nation’s No. 2 transportation official gets up-close view of Tech researchers’ innovations

The U.S. deputy secretary of transportation spent Monday at Georgia Tech talking about transportation infrastructure and seeing some of the ways researchers are helping improve the design, monitoring and creation of that infrastructure. Victor Mendez’s visit included conversations with School of Civil and Environmental Engineering students and faculty members.

Monday, July 27, 2015

Amoaning-Yankson wins AAUW fellowship

Doctoral student Stephanie Amoaning-Yankson has won an international fellowship from the American Association of University Women to support her studies next year. The organization awards its international fellowships to graduate students who excel academically and who have demonstrated a commitment to women and girls.

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

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