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Vanderbilt’s strengths in transportation, resilience research on display at National Academies’ board meeting in D.C.

Jan. 12, 2023—Five graduate students named Eisenhower Fellows Vanderbilt University’s strengths in transportation, resilience and sustainability are on display this week at the Transportation Research Board’s 102nd annual meeting held in person in Washington, D.C. As part of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, the TRB provides leadership in transportation improvements and innovation. Three faculty members and six graduate...

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Civil engineers identify factors influencing bicycle crash severity in urban areas, provide recommendations for safety improvements

Dec. 9, 2022—Using historical crash data, data collection, advanced classification models and machine learning algorithms that encompass critical factors in bicycle crash outcomes, Vanderbilt engineers Ishita Dash, Mark Abkowitz and Craig Philip developed an analysis that will result in a set of policies and actions that transportation planners nationwide can use to mitigate cyclists’ safety risks. The...

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Vanderbilt honors three distinguished engineering faculty

Oct. 14, 2022—Three prominent faculty members are among the School of Engineering’s most recent honorees. Christos Constantinidis, Stevenson Chair Mark Abkowitz, Distinguished Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering Gábor Karsai, Distinguished Professor of Computer Science “These faculty members are engaged in cutting-edge research that will have transformative effects,” said Philippe Fauchet, Bruce and Bridgitt Evans Dean of...

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Engineering grad students attend COP26, present their work on NSF-supported project

Feb. 8, 2022—Two engineering graduate students and 14 undergraduate students represented Vanderbilt University 3,923 miles away in Glasgow, Scotland, as official delegates to the United Nations international climate change negotiations—dubbed COP26. The extraordinary opportunity was facilitated by Leah Dundon, director of the Vanderbilt Climate Change Initiative and research assistant professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering. Dundon secured for Vanderbilt official United...

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CEE professors named to Transportation Research Board committees

Nov. 10, 2020—Two civil engineering faculty members have been named to key positions on committees of the Transportation Research Board of the National Academy of Sciences. Mark Abkowitz, professor of civil and environmental engineering and director of the Vanderbilt Center for Environmental Management Studies, has been appointed chair of the committee on Extreme Weather and Climate Change...

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Climate adaptation is a necessity and no longer an option

Oct. 19, 2020—This opinion piece by Civil and Environmental Engineering Professor Mark Abkowitz originally appeared in The Hill, an American news website based in Washington, D.C. focused on politics, policy, business and international relations. Professor Abkowitz chairs a National Academy of Sciences Committee on Extreme Weather and Climate Change Adaptation. Wildfires, inland and coastal flooding, heat waves,...

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MoveVU travels on with $8.4M to help reduce traffic jams near campus, improve city air quality

Aug. 5, 2020—Campus Perimeter ‘Walk and Roll Loop’ (Mark Abkowitz/Vanderbilt University) Based on the success of the MoveVU sustainable transportation program, launched in 2018, Vanderbilt University has received an additional $8.4 million to scale up its activities. The additional money is being funded equally by the Tennessee Department of Transportation’s (TDOT) Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement...

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Vanderbilt University receives $4.5M grant, will match to help fund MoveVU mobility plan

Nov. 6, 2018—Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos (pictured) and Tennessee Department of Transportation Commissioner John Schroer announced a $4.5 million CMAQ grant, which the university will match, at the FutureVU Mobility Expo Nov. 6 at the Wond’ry. (Susan Urmy/Vanderbilt) MoveVU, Vanderbilt University’s developing mobility strategy for faculty, staff and students, has received a major boost from a $4.5...

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