UMTRI Student Poster Competition – Our Transportation Future: Energy, Mobility, Safety

All U-M students and postdoctoral fellows are invited to participate in the poster session at the symposium. Posters may focus on any topic relevant to energy, mobility, and safety.

Apply by September 13 at https://docs.google.com/a/umich.edu/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSejRlPiPnWjlygjxZ5UzukMFnyIgcYc4ak4c5bLfjuLJRWO4A/viewform?c=0&w=1.

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PILOT Innovation Challenge – $20K prize

PILOT is calling on all entrepreneurs, intrapreneurs and creative thinkers to submit their ideas for accelerating broadcast innovation in the first annual PILOT Innovation Challenge.

What is the Challenge Question?

How might local television and radio broadcasters engage their communities with next generation content on any device, whether big, small or moving?

When working together, content and technology can create experiences that serve our local communities. We’re looking for engaging content that evolves with technology. What sort of technology are we thinking? It could be anything! TVs, radios, tablets, mobile phones, computers, wearables, VR devices, gaming systems, even an IoT kitchen sink! Or it could be something new that is waiting for someone like you to develop.

For more information, see http://nabpilot.org/challenge.

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Transportation Team Leader – Last day to apply is tomorrow May 21!

Do you like to organize, lead, and collaborate on efforts to create a more equitable, livable and sustainability community? Do you have a special interest in transportation and related issues?

Way2Go, a program of Cornell Cooperative Extension of Tompkins County (Ithaca, NY), is hiring a Team Leader to oversee local and regional transportation equity, access and sustainability education and systems change. This person leads a diverse team of passionate staff and works collaboratively with many community partners on innovative and creative education and outreach efforts designed to help people get to where they need to go in an affordable and sustainable way in Tompkins County and beyond.
 
The application deadline is May 21st. Apply here: Transportation Team Leader
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ATLAS Center Symposium – Call for Poster Abstracts

Meeting the Challenges of Safe Transportation in an Aging Society

September 14-15, 2016 

The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 

Student Poster Session Competition 

All students and postdoctoral fellows (from any university) are invited to participate in the poster session at the symposium. We welcome students from a broad array of disciplines including but not limited to engineering, public health, psychology and social sciences, medicine, public policy, economics, and urban planning.

Posters may focus on any topics relevant to safe transportation and aging. Topics of interest include but are not limited to:

  • Autonomous and Connected Vehicles
  • Infrastructure & Engineering Countermeasures
  • Health Issues
  • Training & Driver Assessment
  • Policy & Licensing
  • Aging & Transportation Issues

To qualify for awards, student must be present at a designated time. Posters will be evaluated by a panel of distinguished judges. Awards will be announced at the conclusion of the event.

Abstracts Due: September 1, 2016 

Returning Students Extension: September 8, 2016 

Notification of Acceptance: September 8-10, 2016 

Submit to: http://www.atlas-center.org/symposium-poster-session-competition/ 

Any Questions? Email Beth Jakubowski at bethlj at umich.edu

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Safety Research Scientist needed

Uber is looking to hire a Safety Research Scientist www.uber.com/careers/

WHAT YOU’LL DO
Ideate and execute on local and global research that extends across all areas of driving safety: crashes, vehicle mechanics, road safety, etc.
Develop “incident anatomies”: rich descriptions of the human factors, external factors, cultural factors, regulatory factors, and so on, that present safety risks.
Identify cross-regional and region-specific root causes for safety issues.
Work with cross-functional internal stakeholders to improve tools and practices relating to safety research.
Interface with other team members to help formulate solutions, policy recommendations, and product changes informed by your findings.
Publish findings for internal and external audiences.
Contribute to the growth and development of Uber’s safety research function.

WHAT YOU’LL NEED
5+ years of experience in transportation research, accident investigation, or other safety science domains.
Master’s or PhD in a relevant discipline (e.g., transportation engineering, human factors, industrial/organizational psychology, safety science).
Experience with both qualitative and quantitative analysis.
Statistical knowledge and experience with packages such as R, SPSS, and/or STATA.
Bias for action – we need to do things quickly, and we need to do them well.
A strong entrepreneurial spirit and amazing attention-to-detail.

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2015 UMTRI Research Excellence Paper Awards Competition

Faculty, staff and student members of the UM Transportation Research Institute are encouraged to submit any journal article published in 2015 to the Research Excellence Paper Awards Competition. Submissions are due on 5/13 as an e-mailed PDF of the journal article to umtri.faculty.development.committee@umich.edu

Each paper submitted will be scored by three randomly selected (non-author) UMTRI faculty members based on its originality, impact, quality, and relevance to UMTRI’s mission.  The five papers with the highest scores will receive research excellence awards and an opportunity to present in UMTRI’s annual research symposium in the fall.

from Jonathan Rupp, Chair, UMTRI Faculty Development Committee

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