The First Annual Martin Lowson Paper Award

$500.00 paper award

Advanced Transit Association (ATRA) fosters the development of automation and networking to advance the quality and sustainability of transportation, particularly for our urban areas. ATRA academic committee has instituted an annual paper award to recognize contributions in that area. The objective is to recognize high quality, original work that advances the thought and practice of fully automated, networked systems. The inaugural competition will be 2015. ATRA will accept papers that have been authored and/or published between January 1, 2013 up until the end of March 31st 2015. The papers may have been submitted to journals and/or conferences (in fact ATRA encourages this), or may be unique to the ATRA competition. The emphasis in 2015 is on Automated Transit Networks toward sustainable urban mobility.

For more information, see http://www.advancedtransit.org/library/news/first-annual-martin-lowson-paper-award.

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Passages Competition in Toronto

“Infrastructures of continuity in the Horizontal Metropolis”: interventions with major infrastructure projects. How to design the interaction between the stops of the new LRT lines and local pedestrian routes, incorporating passages to improve urban life in the suburbs?

The challenges: designing interactions between the rapid transit systems and local access routes; incorporating passages as integral components of the railway line and stations; helping to bring urban quality to suburban areas.

For more information, see http://passages-ivm.com/en/demonstration/toronto-small-suburban-move-multifold-impact-1.

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inGAGE™ Growth: Kickstart for Aspiring Entrepreneurs

inGAGE™ Growth gives women the inside track on what it takes to launch a new business venture. Designed for busy professionals, inGAGE™ Growth covers the critical phases of launching a new tech startup – ideation, concept valildation, commercializing intellectual property, organizational development, company operations, and formulating capital strategies. Led by experienced entrepreneurs, this comprehensive program introduces the critical elements of launching a new high-growth company.

More information at: https://www.inforummichigan.org/ingagegrowth.

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Job Opening: Farm Assistant at Rising Pheasant Farms

Rising Pheasant Farms is a family-owned and -operated urban farm on Detroit’s east side. They currently grow a wide variety of crops on 1/5th of an acre along with greenhouse micro-green production, which they sell to both retail and wholesale markets. Their farm operates based on a low-resource model which includes organic practices, bicycle transportation and hand tools. Their mission is to increase fresh food access for our family, neighbors and the larger Detroit community. To work toward this goal, they are looking to expand field production in 2015 by beginning to cultivate an additional 1⁄4 acre and building a passive solar hoop house for season extension.

Read more at https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B4D0DeUe4KleVVMxSkIzeU9MNjg/view.

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Nominations Open for Eno’s Future Leaders Development Conference

Each year, the Eno Future Leaders Development Conference (LDC) gives 20 of the nation’s top graduate students in transportation a first-hand look at how national transportation policies are developed. Students apply to the program early in the year, and those selected as “Eno Fellows” come to Washington, DC, for a week of meetings with federal officials and leaders of business and non-profit organizations in the spring.

Nominations due by February 20, 2015.

Find out more at https://www.enotrans.org/course/leadership-development-conference.

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Grand Challenges for Engineering: $25,000 Grand Prize

The National Academy of Engineering has outlined 14 game-changing opportunities for the 21st century called the Grand Challenges for Engineering. We want you to review NAE’s 14 Grand Challenges for Engineering, then create and submit a 1 to 2 minute video that shows how achieving one or more of the NAE Grand Challenges for Engineering will lead to a more sustainable, healthy, secure, and/or joyous world!

Read more at http://www.nae.edu/e4u2/.

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