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Transportation Research Center hosts lively expo
Release Date: 05-12-2008
Author: Kimberly Mercer
The Transportation Research Center welcomed the public to an exposition
of its projects and studies at the Transportation Research Expo on Monday,
May 12, 2008 from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. in the Grand Maple Ballroom at the
Davis Center. Over 75 people turned out to see and discuss the innovative,
trans-disciplinary research occurring at the TRC. Researchers presented
their work in areas relating to:
- Vehicle Emissions, Carbon Reduction & Sustainable Systems
- Travel Management
- Environmental Justice & Communications
- Infrastructure & Transportation Financing
Ribbons were awarded for best posters by category (student, faculty and staff):
- First place in the student category went to Laura Ocasio for "Biodiesel – application of a Novel Analytical Method - Photoelectron Resonance Capture Ionization Aerosol Mass Spectrometry (PERCI AMS)."
- First place in the faculty category went to George McCain, Mandar Dewoolkar and George Pinder for "Designing Sustainable Porous Pavements for Northern Communities."
- First place in the staff category went to Karen Glitman and Lisa Aultman-Hall for their poster designed by Kim Mercer on "Transportation Education/Workforce Development Project."
- The "Best in Show" award went to Austin Troy, Adel Sadek and Resource Systems Group: "Integrated land-use, Transportation and Environmental Modeling: Complex Systems Approach and Advanced Policy Applications."
You can view these other individual research posters online:
- Calculating Sequestration for County-Level Carbon Budgets: A Case Study in Chittenden County, Vermont Erin E. Quigley and Jennifer C. Jenkins
- Biodiesel - Application of a Novel Analytical Method: Photoelectron Resonance Capture Ionization Aerosol Mass Spectrometry (PERCI AMS) Laura Ocasio, Scott Geddes, James Zahardis and Giuseppe A. Petrucci
- Determination of Network Robustness with Isolated Sub-Networks Jim Sullivan, Lisa Aultman-Hall, David Novak, and Peter Dodds
- A study on the incentive elasticity of demand for non-motorized commuting in a university community Jane Kolodinsky and Erin Roche
- Environmental Impacts of Roads and Development: Linking Model Expectations to Environmental Outcomes (TRC Signature Project #1)
- Simulation Of Chittenden County Transportation Network With TRANSIMS Yi Yang, Christopher M. Danforth, Peter Sheridan Dodds, and Jun Yu
- Performance of a Battery Electric Vehicle in Vermont Dr. Michael Cross, Keith Pelletier, Dr. Walter Varhue
- On Board/Dynamometer Data Collection for Signature Project 2 Britt Holmén (CEMS), Terence Barrett (CEMS), N. Tucker Stevens (CEMS), Paul Montane (CEMS), Matt Casari (CEMS), Damon Lane (TRC)
In addition to the poster displays, researchers were encouraged to engage in a "scavenger hunt" for answers to research trivia questions. Shan Huang, PhD student in transportation engineering was the winner getting 28 out of 30 questions correct.
The EXPO was covered by WCAX, the local CBS affiliate, and the Burlington Free Press, Vermont's largest daily newspaper.