Call for Presentation Abstracts: Meeting the Challenges of Safe Transportation in an Aging Society

ATLAS is seeking presentation abstracts for their symposium titled Meeting the Challenges of Safe Transportation in an Aging Society in Ann Arbor this September.

Presentations (individual oral presentations, full sessions [4-6 speakers], or posters) are welcome. These should address the latest research to improve the safe transportation of older adults 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. Topics of special interest include but are not limited to: advanced technologies including autonomous and connected vehicles; infrastructure and engineering countermeasures; licensing and other policy issues; health-related challenges; training; and driver assessment. Research should focus on older adults themselves, the modes of transportation they use, or the roadway environment within which they function. Students are encouraged to submit for a student poster session and awards will be given.

There will be an opportunity to develop full length papers for submission to special issues being planned for appropriate Elsevier journals. The event includes a reception at the U-M Museum of Art, and tours of Mcity and the Ann Arbor connected vehicle test environment.

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ATLAS Summer Intern Applications Open

ATLAS Center is accepting applications from undergraduate students from the University of Michigan (U-M) for a 10-week summer intern program beginning May 31 through August 5, 2016. The internship includes active involvement on safety-related research projects with a mentor at the Texas A&M Transportation Institute (TTI).

The program will provide interns an opportunity to interact with students in other summer internship programs on the Texas A&M University (TAMU) campus, and to participate in university-wide seminars, tours, poster sessions and other events for interns. Students will be tracked after the internship and encouraged to pursue other opportunities for career development within TTI, TAMUS and other networks as appropriate.

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Apply now for CPPR-ALA Global Policy School 2016

Centre for Public Policy Research (CPPR) and Atlas Leadership Academy (ALA) invite applications for its prestigious global policy school 2016. The Policy School offers aspiring researchers a two-week intensive training in methods of Public Policy Research, in Kochi, India. In the past, CPPR in collaboration with ALA has successfully conducted 4 Policy Schools that have won the acclaim of participants from 35 countries.

Course Period: April 30th to May 14th, 2016

Venue: Riviera Suites, Kochi, India

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Call for Proposals – MTRAC Transportation Program

The Michigan Translational Research and Commercialization (MTRAC) program was developed to fund translational research of novel, commercially viable technologies. The program provides resources and support to translational University of Michigan College of Engineering and the U-M Transportation Research Institute projects. Transportation applications that demonstrate high commercial potential are granted access to support which includes research funding for proof-of-concept and late-stage translational activities, with consultation and mentoring from industry and investment experts outside the University.

MTRAC Transportation funding focuses on advanced materials, robotics and autonomy, sensors, electric vehicle drivetrain/propulsion, software/controls/data, and advanced manufacturing processes. Projects with limited commercial applications are outside the mission of the program.

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Startup Green

AREI, in partnership with NREL, The National Renewable Energy Laboratory, presents Startup Green,
a two-day green innovation and accelerator program occurring August 10-12 during the 2015 AREDAY Summit. The intensive experience will provide entrepreneurs and aspiring entrepreneurs the opportunity to share ideas, collaborate, expand skillsets, identify market barriers, and develop and polish business plans with help from industry mentors. Find out more at


Summer Internship Opportunity with CPPR in Tamil Nadu, India

Center for Public Policy Research ( is looking for summer interns with background in urban planning and design. The intern will work on a project being undertaken by CPPR in the city of Erode in Tamil Nadu where they will be starting with city mapping exercises based on identified indicators. This opportunity will allow you to get hands on ground experience and a chance to work alongside CPPR’s diverse research team. The duration of the Internship shall be from 2-4 months starting from June/July 2015. Accommodation at Erode shall be provided along with a small stipend. Interested candidates should send their resume/CV to Madhu Sivaraman at with the subject line “APPLICATION FOR CPPR SUMMER INTERNSHIP”. For additional details look at the announcement below.

Post: Urban Planner Intern

Site Location: Erode City, Tamil Nadu, India

Key Deliverables

The duties for the intern include but are not limited to:

  Work on developing Master Plans for cities with a regional approach

  Collating data, undertaking analysis and writing reports for on-going CITY MAPPING exercise at Erode, Tamil Nadu, India.

  Demographic and Economic Analysis for Regional and Master Plans

  Doing sketch-ups, and rendering, understand layers, differing scales.

  Work both independently and collaboratively with the various team members and other interns/ volunteers

  Develop/create attractive presentation layouts and maps using the appropriate softwares.

  Travel to Site with potential overnight stays for Site visits.

Desired Requirements

  Working knowledge of GIS, with proficiency in creating base maps from Google and from GIS shape files preferred.

  Proficiency on working with AutoCAD, Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator and Microsoft Office

The duration of the Internship shall be from 2-4 months starting from June/July 2015. The Intern shall be allowed a Stipend amount or allowances for the Project of up to INR 5000 per month ($80) depending on the engagement. Accommodation at Erode shall be taken care by CPPR. Any other additional expenditure shall be borne by the intern themselves if it is not directly related to the execution of the project.

About CPPR

Centre for Public Policy Research (CPPR) is a think tank dedicated to extensive and in-depth research on current economic, social, and political issues. They strive to initiate policy changes by publishing our research and by framing policy debates and discussions on various subjects. Their research areas include Governance, Education, Health, Law, Livelihood, Strategy & Security and Urban Reforms. They have carried out research projects and worked on policy papers for government bodies, private institutions, and academia; many of which have had a profound impact at the governance level. CPPR’s research team includes professionals from different fields of expertise and resource persons from across the world.