PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Critical to CSCRS’s approach is broadening the set of institutions and practitioners that understand Safe Systems and systems science principles and methods, and have the tools and knowledge needed to improve road safety.

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

Events and Conferences

  • CSCRS researchers make regular appearances presenting at traffic safety-related professional conferences. Want to know what CSCRS researchers will be doing at the Transportation Research Board 102nd Annual Meeting next January? Here’s where you can find our lectern sessions, poster sessions, and more. And stay tuned for an announcement about our Safety Sunday @ TRB event, to be held on January 8, 2023.
  • In June 2021, CSCRS hosted the National Travel Monitoring Exposition and Conference (NaTMEC), an event designed to provide travel monitoring professionals and transportation data users a forum to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of multimodal traffic monitoring programs. 
  • The Safe Systems Summit was held Apr. 23-24, 2019, Durham, NC, offering 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.

Lectures, Webinars

  • CSCRS’s Research to Practice Bytes series focuses on multidisciplinary research and practices to advance transportation safety. The series frequently features principles and practices related to Safe Systems and the role of systems science, core themes in CSCRS’s initiatives.
  • In our 2021 Safe Systems Summer Learning Series, we brought together panelists with diverse perspectives to reflect on core Safe System concepts and the broader system in which our transportation work unfolds.
  • The third season of CSCRS’s Coffee & Conversation at UNC wrapped up in May 2019; archived presentations are available on the program’s page.
  • The University of Tennessee, Knoxville Transportation Speaker Series features a variety of 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.
  • Florida Atlantic University held two sessions of its Safe Streets Lecture Series.