The research activities of CSCRS will inform and drive its educational, workforce development and technology transfer activities. 

Our Approach & Focus

Our mission of improving road safety in the U.S. depends on a successful, multidisciplinary approach to education and outreach. CSCRS will connect students and faculty across campuses with traditional and non-traditional partners alike.

All CSCRS consortium member campuses – Duke, Florida Atlantic University, University of California Berkeley, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and University of Tennessee Knoxville – offer courses in transport planning, engineering, and public health where road safety is a critical topic.

CSCRS supports our consortium members’ existing transportation degree programs focused on safety, and will these programs grow in both size and disciplinary integration in the Center. A major focus of the CSCRS approach is to expand these efforts to new programs and new audiences.

Our partner institutions will work to develop various educational materials on safe systems approaches that integrate engineering, planning, public health, connected and automated vehicles, etc.

CSCRS will also provide exposure to road safety in K-12, community college and university settings.

Our Activities

Specific CSCRS funded 2017 (Year One) education activities are currently in the selection process.

CSCRS education efforts will:

  • Enhance existing courses to integrate safe systems approaches;
  • Develop new course materials to incorporate CSCRS research;
  • Develop mentorship and internship opportunities for students to engage in critical thinking about road safety issues from a variety of disciplinary perspectives.

CSCRS education activities will include supporting:

  • Internships
  • Non-degree programs
  • Scholarships
  • Seminars
  • Student travel funds
  • Symposia
  • Workshops