Education Activities: Courses, Seminars, Events

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

Here are examples of CSCRS educational opportunities:

Safe Systems Summit: Redefining Transportation Safety

The Safe Systems Summit, to be held Sept. 13-14, 2018, Durham, NC, offers a learning environment to explore the underlying systems driving the national rise in traffic deaths, share findings from innovative new research, and develop insights into reducing transportation injuries and fatalities by utilizing both Safe Systems and systems thinking principles, tools, and techniques.

Students are invited to showcase transportation-related research, capstone and community projects as poster presentations at the Safe Systems Summit. Student posters will be entered into a contest with prizes for first, second and third place. Learn more about this opportunity to connect with experts in transportation, public health and related fields. Those selected to present research posters will receive free Summit registration.

College Courses

Seminars, Other Events

  • Florida Atlantic University launched a Safe Streets Lecture Series in March 2018 with a talk by Peter Norton, Professor of History at the University of Virginia, on “The Invention of the Motor Age Street.” (View a video of the lecture here.)
  • The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Coffee and Conversation, a 10-part lecture series started in January 2018, 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.
  • The University of Tennessee, Knoxville Transportation Speaker Series features a variety presentations by UTK experts engaged in transportation research. 
  • 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.
  • The Duke University Robotics Student Symposium, an interactive, hands-on event held in April 2017, was a highlight of year one. This event provided an opportunity for about 50 robotics students (ranging from high school to graduate level) from a variety of backgrounds to showcase their work, learn from Duke graduate students and faculty, and network with regional peers. View videos from this unique student opportunity on YouTube.  

Looking Ahead

CSCRS continues to develop new education programs; the following activities will be launched in 2018:

  • Several of the college courses are being repeated for upcoming semesters.
  • FAU will conduct a Safe Systems education and outreach program consisting of three components: research to identify best practices in reducing traffic-related death and injury; a stand-alone “short course” on Safe Systems to be made available on the web, and the introduction of the concept of Safe Systems as part of the South Florida Safe Streets Summit, scheduled for January of 2019.
  • UTK is planning a meeting for CSCRS consortium members students to include student and faculty presentations, poster sessions, panel discussions, and more.