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Technology Transfer

Steven L. Jones, Jr., University of Alabama, Director

Research is not an end unto itself; its ultimate purpose is to improve the state of practice. This requires a comprehensive plan to disseminate research results to educators, students, and practitioners. To this end, the institutions of the STC emphasize research implementation and technology transfer by licensing and commercializing the products of research, presenting research products in relevant forums, producing a range of publications, managing academic journals, holding and attending meetings and symposia, and communicating via news outlets, social media, and webinars.

The goal of our research is to enhance transportation safety for all users. Accordingly, the consortium proposes a comprehensive technology transfer program to implement the outcomes of our research program, and disseminate research results as well as their implications and significance to a broad range of constituents (practitioners, decisions makers, students, educators and other transportation researchers). We will strive to achieve these outcomes:

  • Implement peer-reviewed research (journal articles and conference proceedings/presentations);
  • Deliver symposia, specialty conferences, professional forums and other interactive presentations;
  • Support development of procedures, programs and policies that leverage research results for the improvement of transportation, especially in the context of delivering comprehensive safety solutions.

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