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Fall 2014 STC Research Meeting

2014 STC Fall Research Meeting

September 29 & 30, 2014
Knoxville, Tennessee

Meet with your colleagues involved in Major Research Initiatives and Opportunity & Exploratory Grants that address the Secretary of Transportation’s strategic goal of improving public health and safety by reducing transportation-related fatalities and injuries. Be on hand to help shape the direction of transportation research, education, and technology transfer in the Southeast. STC funds large-scale, multi-university transportation safety research initiatives as well as opportunity and exploratory grants in the Southeast.

Learn about the progress of the STC’s Major Research Initiatives (MRI) and Opportunity & Exploratory (OE) Grants. Be on hand to help shape the direction of transportation research, education, and technology transfer in the Southeast. The keynote address will be delivered by Dan Turner, Professor Emeritus at the University of Alabama.

 

AGENDA

Monday 9/29/2014

10am–noon check-in, receive name tag
Noon–1:30 pm Buffet lunch, welcome, meeting overview
1:30–3:30 pm MRIs 1 & 3: Crash Modification Factors and the Highway Safety Manual;
Big Data for Safety Monitoring, Assessment, and Improvement
3:30–5:30 pm MRIs 2 & 4: Integrated Simulation and Safety;
Exploration of Socio-Demographic Characteristics and Culture as Factors in Differential Safety Performance across Geography
6:00 pm Social event, student research presentations

Tuesday 9/30/2014

8:00 am Welcome Breakfast
8:30 am Education group breakout
9:15 am Major Research Initiatives presentations
10:15 am Break
10:45 am Opportunity & Exploratory Research presentations
12:15pm Lunch & Keynote Address by Dr. Dan Turner: How Connected/Automated Vehicles are Reshaping Transportation Safety and Operations Research
1:00 pm Wrap-up and closing remarks

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