Education Activities

Key objectives of CSCRS include developing and delivering courses based on road safety principles and systems-based approaches and methods.

Below are upcoming and recent examples of CSCRS student-focused activities; for more complete coverage of CSCRS’s many student programs, view our semi-annual progress reports.


Events and Conferences

National Travel Monitoring Exposition and Conference (NaTMEC) – 2020 Registration

NaTMEC LogoRegistration is now available for NaTMEC (National Travel Monitoring Exposition and Conference) 2020, to be held June 1-4, 2020, in Raleigh, N.C. This event, coordinated by CSCRS with support from the Federal Highway Administration, provides students opportunities to learn good practices, exchange ideas, revisit fundamental concepts, procedures and techniques, and see the latest advancements in policy, technology, and equipment.

Safety Sunday @ TRB

Reserve time on your Transportation Research Board (TRB) 99th Annual Meeting schedule to attend Safety Sunday @ TRB on January 12, 2020, 5:00 to 6:30 PM. Drop by to discuss key safety-related transportation research topics with safety University Transportation Center researchers, staff, students and practitioners. The reception will be held in Marquis Salon 1&2 (M2) at the Marriott Marquis Washington, DC. Refreshments provided; cash bar available.

Transportation Research Board (TRB) Annual Meeting – 2020

CSCRS students present regularly at traffic safety-related conferences. This is a list of CSCRS presentations and other activities at the 2020 TRB Annual Meeting.

Safe Systems Summit – 2019

The Safe Systems Summit, held in April 2019, was a key student engagement activity in 2019; 95 students attended. Of particular note was the Student Poster Showcase, offering students the opportunity to display and discuss their transportation-related research, capstone and community projects as poster presentations. The posters were reviewed by a panel of judges and prizes were awarded to the top three posters, including to Duke and UNC students working on CSCRS research projects R9 and R17, respectively.


College Courses

Every term CSCRS consortium partners deliver classes that explore transportation safety issues. Recent examples:

  • UTK’s Civil and Environmental Engineering faculty offered 11 transportation courses during Spring, Summer, and Fall 2019 covering transportation engineering, traffic, road design, planning, safety, accident reconstruction, public transportation, and intelligent transportation systems.
  • Duke Spring 2019 undergraduate/graduate course, Human-Robot Interaction. Instructor: Missy Cummings.

    UNC students presenting projects from the Complete, Safe, Equitable Streets course.

  • FAU undergraduate course, Introduction to Transportation. Instructor: Louis Merlin.
  • UCB Fall 2019 graduate course, Injury Prevention and Control. Instructors: David Ragland, Glenn Shor.
  • UCB Fall 2019 graduate course, Sustainable Mobility. Instructor: Daniel A. Rodriguez.
  • UCB Spring 2019 graduate course, Traffic Safety and Injury Control. Instructors: Instructors: David Ragland, Offer Grembek.
  • UCB Spring 2019 graduate course, Transportation and Land Use Planning. Instructor: Daniel A. Rodriguez.
  • UNC Fall 2019 course, Transportation planning methods. Instructor: Noreen McDonald.
  • UNC Fall 2019 graduate course, Injury as a Public Health Problem. Instructor: Steve Marshall.
  • UNC Fall 2019 undergraduate/graduate course, Roadways for a safer future. Instructor: Tabitha Combs.
  • UNC Spring 2019 graduate course, Complete, Safe, Equitable Streets. Instructor: Tabitha Combs. 


Seminars, Other Events

Coffee and Conversation at UNC Chapel Hill

There have been three iterations of the UNC’s Coffee and Conversation, a lecture series started in January 2018. It is a biweekly dialogue featuring experts in public health, transportation, planning, engineering, and ethics who explore the many interrelated components of our complex transportation system.

Transportation Seminar Series at UT Knoxville

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville’s Transportation Seminar Series features a variety of presentations by UTK experts engaged in transportation research. Some seminar recordings are available.

Weekly Transportation Safety Seminar series at UC Berkeley

The University of California, Berkeley’s Weekly Transportation Safety Seminar series highlights the various research projects being conducted at UCB and beyond. The seminars provide a platform for both researchers and students to share ongoing and completed work, as well as get feedback on a work in progress.