UFTI News – November 2015

UFTI Reception @ 95th TRB

You’re Invited! UFTI to Host Reception at the 95th Annual Meeting of TRB, Washington, D.C.
The UFTI is hosting a reception during the 95th Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board at Baby Wale restaurant on Monday, January 11, 2016, from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm. The reception will feature a student poster showcase and competition. [Read more]


Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Griffith Jones
Passionate. Thoughtful. Caring. These are just some ways you can describe Griffith Jones, a clinical associate professor in science education at the UF College of Education. He is someone who has devoted his life to teaching science and spreading awareness about driver safety… [Read more]

Recap of “Enhancing Driving” Conference
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UFTI Director Travels to New York to Receive Prize
On October 13, 2015 Dr. Lily Elefteriadou traveled to the American Society of Civil Engineers’ (ASCE) Annual Convention in New York City to receive her previously announced 2015 James Laurie Prize. This prize was awarded to her for her contributions in advancing the field of transportation… [Read more]


Student Spotlight: Deja Jackson
This month we are going to be highlighting one of University of Florida Transportation Institute’s new doctoral fellowship recipients.  Deja Jackson is a first year civil engineering doctoral student from South Carolina specializing in transportation who entered into the program this past fall. She is projected to finish her degree in four to five years and is currently working on research studies pertaining to autonomous vehicles… [Read more]

Reminder! Juniors & Seniors: Apply for the STRIDE Transportation Research Internship Program (TRIP)
Applications for the STRIDE Transportation Research Internship Program for summer 2016 is now open. Juniors and seniors who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents with a 3.0 GPA or above are eligible to apply. The internship program is designed for students to learn about transportation engineering and participate in cutting-edge research. This is a paid internship that runs from mid-May to the end of July…[Read more]

REMINDER! Prospective Ph.D. Students: Your Application is due December 15th
The UFTI has six fellowships available in the amount of $6,000 for Ph.D. students accepted to a department in the Herbert Werthiem College of Engineering and who will be conducting transportation-related research. This is in addition to… [Read more]

Technology Transfer

REMINDER! 15th International Conference on Managed Lanes
The Transportation Research Board (TRB) is sponsoring the 15th International Conference on Managed Lanes May 4-6, 2016 in Miami, Florida. The workshop explores planning, design, and operations of managed lanes as well as emerging research needs related to integrating managed lanes into the transportation system. Applications for posters or presentation proposals are due December 4, 2015.

Experts on Automated & Connected Vehicles Engage in Lively Discussions with Engineering Students at UF
A room packed full of engineering students and transportation professionals sat intently listening to three experts present on automated and connected vehicles (AV/CV) during the 5th Annual WTS Transportation Symposium. This topic, currently sizzling hot in the transportation industry, was addressed from the academic, public and private sectors perspectives. [Read more] 

Did you Miss the Planning for Schools Webinar? Here’s the recording.

If you did, click on the image to your right to go directly to the recording, or visit the following link for more information. [Read more]

McTrans Highway Capacity Analysis Webinar Series; Student Discount Available!

This webinar series presents lectures, software demonstrations and application examples on the Highway Capacity Manual (HCM) procedures – including updates coming in the 6th Edition.  Step-by-step instruction of the HCM methodologies will be provided for each analytical chapter… [Read more]