Research Projects

Summer Multicultural and Interdisciplinary Learning for Engineering (SMILE) in Transportation: Professional Development for Science Teachers of Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students

August 18, 2021
Project ID: CTEDD 021-12
Author(s): Jiyoon Yoon, University of Texas at Arlington
Co-Author(s): Kate (Kyung) Hyun, University of Texas at Arlington
CTEDD Grant Cycle: 2021 Educational RFP
This proposal is designed to offer a professional development opportunity, “Summer Multicultural & Interdisciplinary Learning for Engineering (SMILE) in Transportation,” for future science teachers (focusing Grade 4-5) and measure its effects on their teaching. As the student population grows more diverse, schools are facing greater challenges in delivering effective instructions of “transportation” to the diverse student population, including minority students who speak English as a second langua

Social Equity and Ecology: A Cross-system Partnership Promoting Transportation as a Transformative Tool for Client Mobility

August 18, 2021
Project ID: CTEDD 021-13
Author(s): Jandel Crutchfield, University of Texas at Arlington
Co-Author(s): Danielle Eugene, University of Texas at Arlington; Adjo Amekudzi-Kennedy, Georgia Institute of Technology
CTEDD Grant Cycle: 2021 Educational RFP
Through a widely accessible, permanent online training program the proposed education project will teach professionals serving local homeless populations in Dallas Fort Worth and the greater Atlanta metro area how to use transportation as a transformative tool to improve mobility and quality of life of those they serve.

Campus as a Living Lab: Discovering the Comfort of Wheelchair Users in the Pedestrian Network by Experiential Learning with High School Students

August 18, 2021
Project ID: CTEDD 021-14
Author(s): June Y. Park, University of Texas at Arlington
Co-Author(s): Jessica Eisma, University of Texas at Arlington; Sarah Rose, University of Texas at Arlington
CTEDD Grant Cycle: 2021 Educational RFP
Although the adoption of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) shifted our paradigm for accessibility, the built environment is still not friendly for wheelchair users. The main challenge is that enforcement of ADA guidelines primarily focuses on the design requirements, while actual usability is less emphasized in current practice and evaluation is limited largely to walk-through investigations.

Preparing Future Workforce For Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Deployment

August 18, 2021
Project ID: CTEDD 021-16
Author(s): David Noyce, University of Wisconsin – Madison
Co-Author(s): Andrea Bill, University of Wisconsin – Madison
CTEDD Grant Cycle: 2021 Educational RFP
Transportation is at cusp of a revolutionary transformation with the confluence of the rapid deployment of automation, connectivity, and electric mobility solutions in the near future. Accompanying this swift transformation is the need to inform, educate, and prepare the workforce to support and enable the deployment of these technologies in a fast and effective approach.

Transportation Electrification Learning Module for Civil Engineering Students

August 8, 2021
Project ID: CTEDD 021-15
Author(s): Shams Tanvir, California Polytechnic State University
Co-Author(s): Anurag Pande, California Polytechnic State University; Michael Maness, University of South Florida
CTEDD Grant Cycle: 2021 Educational RFP
The project team proposes to develop a hands-on learning module for Civil Engineering students. In this module, students will learn how to craft policies and facilitate operations for sustainable deployment of electric transportation.