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April 14 Tom Maze seminar to feature Bijan Khaleghi, state bridge engineer for WSDOT

April 13, 2017

The Tom Maze Transportation Seminar this week will feature Bijan Khaleghi, the state bridge engineer for the Washington State Department of Transportation as well as an adjunct professor at Saint Martin’s University in Lacey, Washington.

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April 7 Tom Maze seminar to feature Skylar Knickerbocker, research engineer with ISU’s Institute for Transportation

April 06, 2017

The Tom Maze Transportation Seminar this week will feature Skylar Knickerbocker, a research engineer working at Iowa State’s Institute for Transportation (InTrans).

Mr. Knickerbocker’s presentation will entail a discussion ...

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March 24 Tom Maze seminar to feature Rajesh Rajamani, University of Minnesota professor of mechanical engineering

March 23, 2017

The Tom Maze Transportation Seminar this week will feature Rajesh Rajamani, a professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Minnesota.

Dr. Rajamani’s main research interests include sensing and estimation ...

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March 10 Tom Maze seminar to feature John Conway, STEM Alliance executive board member and Future City team mentor

March 09, 2017

The Tom Maze Transportation Seminar this week will feature John Conway, a STEM Alliance executive board member and Future City team member.

Mr. Conway’s presentation is entitled “How One Can Get From a Converted Gas Station ...

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March 3 Tom Maze seminar to feature Johanna Amaya-Leal, ISU assistant professor in supply chain and information systems

March 02, 2017

The Tom Maze Transportation Seminar this week will feature Johanna Amaya-Leal, an assistant professor in the Department of Supply Chain and Information Systems at Iowa State University.

Dr. Amaya-Leal’s main research interests ...

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Practice-ready research will be highlighted at August 16–17 symposium

February 20, 2017

Save the dates—August 16–17, 2017—and/or submit an abstract for the 2017 Mid-Continent Transportation Research Symposium at Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa. As suggested by this year’s theme—New Ideas, Better Lives—a ...

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February 17 Tom Maze seminar to feature Cara Hamann, UI faculty associate in epidemiology

February 16, 2017

The Tom Maze Transportation Seminar this week will feature Cara Hamann, a faculty associate in the Department of Epidemiology at the University of Iowa. Dr. Hamann also conducts research at the University of Iowa Injury Prevention Research ...

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February 10 Tom Maze seminar to feature Sebastien Pouliot, ISU economics associate professor

February 09, 2017

The Tom Maze Transportation Seminar this week will feature Sebastien Pouliot, an associate professor in the Department of Economics at Iowa State University.

Pouliot’s presentation is entitled “Estimating willingness ...

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February 3 Tom Maze seminar to feature Dan Hanaway from Hallmark Cards – Global Transportation

February 02, 2017

The Tom Maze Transportation Seminar this week will feature Dan Hanaway—a Transportation Control Tower Leader with Hallmark Cards – Global Transportation.

Hanaway’s presentation is entitled “The Hallmark Story: ...

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January 27 Tom Maze seminar to feature Peng Wei, ISU aerospace engineering assistant professor

January 26, 2017

The Tom Maze Transportation Seminar this week will feature Peng Wei, an assistant professor in the Department of Aerospace Engineering at Iowa State University with a courtesy appointment in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department. ...

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

January 19, 2017

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 ...

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‘I’m a builder now’: Central Iowa Bridge-Building Challenge back again in 2016

November 18, 2016

In November 2015, they were there to “build their dreams,” but then, expanded in 2016 to a two-day event, the Central Iowa Bridge-Building Challenge got serious.

How serious? Well, due to the overwhelming interest in the ...

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ITE Midwest Student Leadership Summit to be held September 16–18

September 14, 2016

Future engineers from across the Midwest will be arriving at Iowa State University this weekend for the first-ever Institute of Transportation Engineers Midwest Student Leadership Summit (ITEMSLS).

Students will be exposed to various ...

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Australian researcher to speak on advances of UHPC against blasts, July 21 at InTrans

July 12, 2016

Chengqing Wu, a professor of structural engineering at the University of Technology, Sydney, Australia, will speak about his research on ultra-high performance concrete at Iowa State University’s Institute for Transportation, Thursday, July ...

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2016 AASHTO Bridge Competition comes to Iowa

June 22, 2016

The annual 2016 National Bridge Competition was held this year in Des Moines, Iowa, during the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) Spring Meeting in late May. Nine teams, consisting of students from 7–12th ...

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Innovations in Transportation: Register now for August conference

May 12, 2016

Ready or not, new and emerging technologies will change the face of transportation in the years to come. To help people and organizations prepare for the challenges and opportunities ahead, an August 16, 2016 conference is planned in Ames.

“Innovations ...

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Teamwork, innovation, and efficiency: First-ever Central Iowa Bridge-Building Challenge a success

November 10, 2015

The Science Center of Iowa (SCI) in Des Moines is known to emphasize less what to learn and more how to learn. In this spirit, the Iowa Department of Transportation (Iowa DOT) and Iowa State University’s (ISU) Institute ...

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ICTM-ISTS Math and Science Conference

September 30, 2015
In September 2015, the MTC hosted a booth at the Iowa Council of Teachers of Mathematics (ICTM)/Iowa Science Teaching Section of the Iowa Academy of Science (ISTS) conference for K–12 science and math teachers. The goal was to promote the use of ...
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Large turnout highlights InTrans, Iowa DOT research symposium

September 08, 2015

What is believed to be a record turnout participated in the 2015 Mid-Continent Transportation Research Symposium, August 19-20 in Ames.

The biennial event was sponsored and run by the Institute for Transportation (InTrans) at Iowa State ...

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Register for the 2015 National Winter Maintenance Peer Exchange

July 16, 2015

Registration is now open for the 2015 National Winter Maintenance Peer Exchange, a semi-annual event that provides winter maintenance professionals an opportunity to share information, coordinate and learn about current efforts, and strategically ...

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AASHTO TRAC™ & RIDES

June 30, 2015

The MTC and the Accelerated Bridge Construction University Transportation Center (ABC-UTC) at Florida International University are partnering with the Iowa DOT to pilot the AASHTO TRAC™& RIDES programs in Iowa schools (TRAC:Transportation ...

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Research Experience for Teachers

June 30, 2015
The MTC is participating in Research Experience for Teachers, a program offered by ISU’s Center for Biorenewable Chemicals and funded by the National Science Foundation. The program provides an opportunity for public school teachers to work on ...
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STEM Learning Jet/Technology and Engineering Curriculum (Seward County Community College)

June 30, 2015
MTC collaborating institution Seward County Community College is offering a new Technology and Engineering Curriculum, which is enhanced by activities in a unique and innovative classroom inside a Boeing 727 jet—the STEM Learning Jet. The classroom ...
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Controlling road construction processes through autonomous and robotically controlled equipment

June 19, 2015

Constructing long-lasting roadways requires careful process control. But operating earth compaction equipment, paving machines, and other equipment can be repetitive and often dangerous work that doesn’t lend itself to high precision process ...

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Practice-ready research will be highlighted at August 19–20 symposium

February 23, 2015

Save the dates—August 19–20, 2015—and/or submit an abstract for the 2015 Mid-Continent Transportation Research Symposium at Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa. As suggested by this year’s theme—Today's Innovation, ...

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May 2 Tom Maze seminar to feature Carlos Sun of the University of Missouri

April 28, 2014

The Tom Maze Transportation Seminar this week will feature Carlos Sun of the University of Missouri, who will discuss toll roads. He will be presenting live between 11:00 a.m. and noon from the University of Missouri, Columbia.

The ...

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