Intern Program Best Paper awarded to Harry Nguyen
Harry Nguyen had the best report of the MATC 2020 Summer Intern Program! Harry spent his summer working with Dr. Li Zhao at the Mid-America Transportation Center on her research project studying early and late merges on Interstate work zones. Due to limitations with COVID-19, Harry worked with Dr. Zhao remotely and describes the challenges communicating and learning new technology remotely. In his report, Harry details the type of work he did: gathering research literature, learning and implementing the simulation program VISSIM, and gathering data from different Interstate sections throughout Nebraska that employ lane closure in work zones.
This opportunity has given Harry the chance to implement his classroom learning to a real work setting, saying the experience “brought me the first impression to what my career would look like.” You can read Harry’s and the other interns’ reports at https://matc.unl.edu/internship_success.