The following is an excerpt from Go!, an online magazine produced by the Iowa State University Institute for Transportation intended for teens on education and career opportunities in transportation. Jacqueline Nester writes: “Science is not a boy’s game, it’s not a girl’s game. It’s everyone’s game. It’s about where we are and where we’re going,” …Continue reading “Women Engineers Today: Meet Shauna Hallmark”
Civil engineering graduate student focuses on developing safer roadways for safer travel
This fall Iowa State University’s civil engineering program attracts two exceptional graduate students as Dwight David Eisenhower Graduate Fellows, a national graduate student award that the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) sponsors. Ellen Nightingale and Patricia Thompson, both master’s students in civil engineering, bring a wealth of experience to Iowa State’s transportation engineering research program. Each …Continue reading “FHWA awards top graduate fellowship to Iowa State students”
Peter Taylor, civil, construction and environmental engineering research associate professor and associate director of the National Concrete Pavement Technology Center, led a general session keynote speech Feb. 5 at Iowa Concrete Pavement Association’s (ICPA) 51st Annual Concrete Paving Workshop. The ICPA Workshop was held at The Meadows Events and Conference Center in Altoona, Iowa. Taylor, with Leif …Continue reading “Iowa State’s Peter Taylor presents concrete technologies keynote at ICPA Workshop”
Iowa State University researchers are at the forefront of a national highway research program – The Second Strategic Highway Research Program (SHRP 2). SHRP 2 is a second-generation national highway research program administered by the Transportation Research Board of the National Academies (TRB) and in partnership with the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and American Association …Continue reading “SHRP 2: Iowa State engineers help build national highway research program”
Written by Sandy Clarke Shauna Hallmark has been named director of Iowa State University’s Institute for Transportation. Hallmark, a professor of civil, construction and environmental engineering at Iowa State, has served as interim director of the institute, also known as InTrans, since August 2012. She has been a transportation engineer in the institute’s Center for …Continue reading “Hallmark to Lead the Institute for Transportation”
Iowa State University has been named by the Federal Aviation Administration to a team of universities forming a new Air Transportation Center of Excellence for general aviation. U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood made the announcement Thursday, September 27. The team is called the FAA Center of Excellence Partnership to Enhance General Aviation Safety, Accessibility, and …Continue reading “Iowa State named member of FAA Center of Excellence”
CCEE graduate student Eirini Kastrouni was twice honored by the Missouri Valley chapter of the Institute of Transportation Engineers (MOVITE). Kastrouni won MOVITE’s 2011 Jan Kibbe Student Scholarship for study in traffic/transportation engineering, and she also received MOVITE’s Thomas J. Seburn Award. Read the full story.
The Center for Transportation Research and Education (CTRE) at the Institute for Transportation (InTrans) is helping to make the roads safer with the “MiniCym,” a quarter-cab driver simulator. “This is a tool that will help us explore new areas of researched related to road safety and human factors,” said Shashi Nambisan, professor of civil, construction …Continue reading “Portable simulator helps to create safer driving experience”
Associate Professor Christopher Williams was just trying to see if adding bio-oil to asphalt would improve the hot- and cold-weather performance of pavements. What he found was a possible green replacement for asphalt derived from petroleum.