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UW-Superior's Transportation and Logistics Research Center honored with national recognition

Posted on Jan 29, 2014
UW-Superior’s Transportation and Logistics Research Center achieves national recognition
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UW-Superior Transportation and Logisgtics class learning in the field at a local business.

UW-Superior Transportation and Logisgtics class learning in the field at a local business.

UW-Superior's Transportation and Logistics Research Center has been awarded full membership in the Council of University Transportation Centers.

Collectively, council members have advanced the state of the art in all modes and disciplines of transportation. In doing so, they have made significant and lasting contributions to the nation's mobility, economy, and defense.

Membership in the council is limited to any organized center, institute, division, unit, or specifically identifiable organization devoted to transportation research, education and technology transfer that is an integral part of a university or four-year college.There must be a director (or equivalent) who devotes at least part time to the work of the organization. In addition it shall have at least two other faculty or senior professional staff engaged in the conduct of transportation research, education and technology transfer.There must be evidence of a statement of purpose, proposal or strategic plan for this organization and it must provide for a continuing program with ongoing financing.

At the council's annual meeting Jan. 12 in Washington, D.C., the members voted to admit the UW-Superior Transportation and Logistics Research Center along with the NuRail Center at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; the University of Kansas Transportation Research Institute; and the University of Utah Department of Civil Engineering.

With the addition of the four new members, the council's membership now consists of 97 of the nation's leading university-based transportation research centers.

At the CUTC Annual Banquet, awards are given to researchers and students.UW-Superior students have twice been selected for a University Transportation Center Outstanding Student of the Year Award.The highly competitive award was presented to Brad Peot in 2008 and Kenneth Chong in 2011.Winners are selected from a pool of undergraduate and graduate students from universities who are studying in transportation-related programs. Nominees are judged on academic excellence, research, leadership and involvement in student activities. The winner must be a U.S. citizen. Approximately 20 students are selected each year to receive the award.

Dr. Richard Stewart, director of the UW-Superior Transportation and Logistics Research Center attended the 2014 annual meeting representing our university. UW-Superior's Transportation and Logistics Research Center is also a partner university of the Center for Freight Infrastructure and Education (CFIRE). CFIRE is a national University Transportation Center located at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and led by Dr. Teresa Adams.

Story by Dr. Richard Stewart, Director of the UW-Superior T&L Research Center

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