CMU Students Making an Impact in a Big Way, Far Away

July 3rd, 2019

Article By Bruce Gerson

Four students took a meaningful and fulfilling winter-break trip they’ll never forget.

Christina Ou, Cathy Fang, Melina Driscoll and Ashley Burbano, members of Carnegie Mellon University’s Engineers Without Borders (EWB), traveled to Nyadire, Zimbabwe, where they spent two weeks at the town’s United Methodist Centre helping the small community of about 2,000 people. Their trip was twofold: They followed up on their chapter’s four-year solar street light project and began a new effort to improve the cooking system for a local school.

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Mobility21 UTC participated in COMTO “Get Acquainted” event

July 2nd, 2019

June 27, 2019

Katharine Kelleman, Mobility21 UTC Advisory Board Member and Port Authority of Allegheny County’s CEO and  Lisa Kay Schweyer, Program Manager of the Mobility21 UTC participated in the “Get Acquainted” and Pittsburgh chapter of the Conference of Minority Transportation Officials kick-off event.  COMTO is a national organization; the group’s mission is to “… ensure opportunities and maximum participation in the transportation industry for minority individuals, veterans, people with disabilities and certified MWDBE businesses through leadership training, professional development, scholarship and internship funding, political advocacy, partnership building and networking opportunities.”

Scott Matthews, Mobility21 UTC Researcher’s Work Published in the Transportation Research Record

July 1st, 2019

July 1, 2019

Mobility21 UTC researcher, Scott Matthews and his fellow CMU researchers Vinod Krishnappa and Yi Liu’s work on “Data-Driven Analysis to Support Revised Tire Tread Inspection Standards” was published today in the July 2019 edition of the Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board. Click here to read the article: https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/0361198119851456.

 

Mobility21 Exec. Director Participates in TRB Ahead of the Curve Subcommittee

June 28th, 2019

June 28, 2019

Stan Caldwell, Mobility21 UTC Executive Director, participated today in the Transportation Research Board’s “Ahead of the Curve” Subcommittee at the National Academies of Science Keck Center in Washington DC.  During the meeting, members made final edits to the ‘Instructor’s Manual’ for this course, which was designed for transportation research managers including those at the state departments of transportation and University Transportation Centers.

 

Mobility21 Director Presents at CUTC Summer Meeting

June 25th, 2019

June 25, 2019

The Council of University Transportation Centers Summer Meeting was held in Norman, Oklahoma. The themes of this summer’s meeting included Preparing for the Mobility Future:  Workforce Development and Training Needs, Climate-Resilient Transportation Infrastructure, and Public-Private Partnerships.  Mobility21 Director, Raj Rajkumar, presented today on workforce development.

Stan Caldwell Presents on Technology Transfer at Annual CUTC Summer Meeting

June 25th, 2019

June 25, 2019

During the Annual Council of University Transportation Center’s summer meeting in Norman, Oklahoma, Stan Caldwell, Executive Director, Mobility21 presented the UTC’s technology transfer plan, and how impacts and accomplishments are tracked. The meeting brings together the nation’s leading transportation professionals from academia and industry along with U.S. DOT and other transportation agency officials.

ArgoAI Partners with Carnegie Mellon University

June 24th, 2019

June 24, 2019

Carnegie Mellon University and Argo AI announced a five-year, $15 million sponsored research partnership under which the self-driving technology company will fund research into advanced perception and next-generation decision-making algorithms for autonomous vehicles.  Press Release

Stan Caldwell, Mobility21 UTC Executive Director, Served on the Southwest Partnership for Mobility Advisory Council

June 21st, 2019

Stan Caldwell, Mobility21 UTC Executive Director served as a member of the Southwest Partnership for Mobility Advisory Council.  This month as a result of the council’s work, a report was released describing the challenges facing the region’s transportation system. Read the report and learn more about the council’s work here: https://www.paturnpike.com/yourTurnpike/partnership_for_Mobility.aspx.

 

The Hill District CDC Hosts Transportation and Mobility Community Meeting

June 20th, 2019

June 20, 2019

Mobility21’s Program Manager, Lisa Kay Schweyer, participated in tonight’s Hill District’s CDC community meeting on transportation and mobility. This was the first of many upcoming community engagement meetings where community members will have an opportunity to voice their concerns around bus routes, parking, sidewalks, and much more.

Mobility21 Exec. Director Participates in Public Meeting on Four Mile Run

June 20th, 2019

June 20, 2019

Stan Caldwell participated in a public meeting where the Pittsburgh Department of Mobility and Infrastructure and the Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority presented plans for innovative transportation plans connecting the neighborhoods of Hazelwood, Greenfield, the Run and Oakland.

Mobility21 Exec. Director leads Workshop at PSPE Boot Camp

June 17th, 2019

June 17, 2019

Mobility21’s Executive Director, Stan Caldwell, presented a workshop entitled “Pittsburgh’s Evolution as a Smart Transportation Testbed” at the Pennsylvania Society of Professional Engineers Bootcamp West. The bootcamps are designed for licensed engineers to gain a broad range of knowledge and make connections with experienced professionals.

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