Mobility21 UTC Diversity Fellow Releases 100th Podcast

April 6, 2020
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“Allanté Whitmore [Mobility21 UTC Diversity Fellow] guides the conversation naturally, as though there weren’t a studio microphone between her and Shena Marshall, her current interview subject. The two eagerly swap stories in a soundproof studio about how they came to graduate school at Carnegie Mellon University. Whitmore will take the recording and send it to an editor, who will shape it into an episode of her podcast “Blk+ In Grad School,” which recently released its 100th episode.”

Read the entire article here: https://www.cmu.edu/news/stories/archives/2020/april/blk-in-grad-school.html 

Mobility21 Program Manager, Lisa Kay Schweyer Shares Expertise During the Pittsburgh Cities of Inclusion Summit

April 23, 2019
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April 23, 2019

The Pittsburgh Cities of Inclusion Summit was held today at PNC park where over 150 leaders gathered.  This Summit brought together individuals with disabilities, family members, city officials, community leaders, non-profits, corporate leaders, foundations and other funders, to jointly create a vision for Pittsburgh as an inclusive city.*  Mobility21 Program Manager, Lisa Kay Schweyer, shared her expertise as a thought leader in the Access to Services breakout sessions.

* An inclusive city is an urban community that values social inclusion for all, ensuring people of all abilities are involved in their communities, able to effectively pursue opportunities and contribute, safely express themselves, and exercise their rights. These cities provide access and opportunities for everyone to take part in employment, education, health, housing, and to access community services.

 

Mobility21 UTC Researcher Helps Contribute to New Whitepaper on “Driverless Cars and Accessibility”

April 1, 2019
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Mobility21 UTC Researcher & CMU Associate Research Professor Aaron Steinfeld  helped contribute to the new whitepaper on “Driverless Cars and Accessibility” published by ITS America, which examines the opportunities around fully automated vehicles: when they begin to be deployed in significant numbers, they will offer the potential to usher in enormous positive changes.  The white paper can be downloaded now: http://www.itsa.org/s/ITSAmerica_Driverless-Cars-Accessiblity-Mobility_April2019.pdf.

Mobility21 “Story” Shared at the Inclusive Innovation Summit’s Story Slam

April 1, 2019
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March 30, 2019

Lisa Kay Schweyer, Mobility21 UTC Program Manager shared the Mobility21 story at today’s Inclusive Innovation Summit’s Story Slam.  Attendees learned about the history of the UTC, the research thrust areas, and how they could get involved.

 

Traffic21’s Robotics Institute Summer Scholars (RISS) participant, Hameed Abdul, Graduates

August 8, 2018
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August 8, 2018

Hameed completed the Robotics Institute Summer Scholars Program today.  During the program he worked with UTC researcher, Christoph Mertz on “An End-to-End Framework for Landslide Erosion Analysis.”  He shared that the experience made him rethink his future plans and found it transformative.  Hameed will be returning to the University of Southern Mississippi for his final year of undergraduate studies.

Update on Traffic21’s Robotics Institute Summer Scholars (RISS) participant, Hameed Abdul

July 18, 2018
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July 18, 2018

Traffic21’s RISS participant, Hameed Abdul is now about half way through the scholar’s program. He describes his experience thus far as “broadening.” Hameed reports that he has “visited labs, discussed thoroughly [his] research ideas with [his] mentor and grad students, had the opportunity to do outreach, worked on an abstract, and attend a research-focused conference.” In addition, yesterday, Hameed was a speaker at the AI for All, where he presented his research to high school students.

Mobility21 Diversity Fellow Allanté Whitmore presented at the ASCE International Conference

July 16, 2018
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July 16, 2018

Mobility21 Diversity Fellow Allanté Whitmore presentated at the ASCE International Conference on Transportation & Infrastructure.  She spoke on robocars, ethics, & infrastructure.

Mobility21 Diversity Fellow Participates in Poster Session at the Automated Vehicle Symposium

July 10, 2018
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July 10, 2018

Mobility21 Diversity Fellow Allanté Whitmore attended the Automated Vehicle Symposium in San Francisco.  She participated in one of the poster sessions, sharing her recent work on AV ethics.