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Mid-America Transportation Center

Transportation Workforce Development Initiative at Kansas State University

Final Report
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Researchers

  • Principal Investigator: Mustaque Hossain (mustak@ksu.edu (785) 532-1576)
  • Co-Principal Investigator: Bobb Stokes (drbobb@ksu.edu (785) 532-1595)
  • Project Status
    Complete
    About this Project
    Brief Project Description & Background
    In FY'10, KSU, under sponsorship from the Mid-America Transportation Center (MATC), initiated a Transportation Workforce Development Initiative. The components of this program were (a) KSU-MATC Academic Year Internships; (b) KDOT-KSU-MATC Summer Internship; and (c) Certificate Program in Transportation Engineering. KSU has also been participating in offering a joint course on Railway Engineering with the University of Kansas and the University of Lincoln. Such joint classes in the future that would of interest are a course on Travel Demand modeling and a course on Advanced Geometric Design. In addition to supporting the current efforts, the proposed Regional UTC will also explore technology and administrative issues associated with establishing a regional pool of online courses that could be taken for credit by students from the member universities. Some of these courses can also be included in the Transportation Leadership Graduate Certificate (TLGC) Program.
    Research Objective
    The main objective of this project was to motive and develop next generation of transportation students and professionals.
    Potential Benefits
    Education is one of the key areas of MATC's focus. This initiative will satisfy the goals of this focus.
    Abstract
    The main objective of this project was to motive and develop next generation of transportation students and professionals. In FY'10, KSU, under sponsorship from the Mid-America Transportation Center (MATC), initiated a Transportation Workforce Development Initiative. The components of this program were (a) KSU-MATC Academic Year Internships; (b) KDOT-KSU-MATC Summer Internship; and (c) Certificate Program in Transportation Engineering KSU has also been participating in offering a joint course on Railway Engineering with the University of Kansas and the University of Lincoln. Such joint classes in the future that would of interest are a course on Travel Demand modeling and a course on Advanced Geometric Design. In addition to supporting the current efforts, the proposed Regional UTC will also explore technology and administrative issues associated with establishing a regional pool of online courses that could be taken for credit by students from the member universities. Some of these courses can also be included in the Transportation Leadership Graduate Certificate (TLGC) Program.
    Project Amount
    $ 60,041