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2015 MATC Fall Webinar Series

Becoming a Person of Influence: How to positively impact the lives of others

Friday, December 4, 2015

Jill Hough

Dr. Jill Hough, an Associate Professor of Transportation at North Dakota State University and a Program Director at the Upper Great Plains Transportation Institute, led a seminar on becoming a person of influence and positively impacting the lives of others. The talk, attended by Engineering graduate students, faculty, and staff, covered how to become influential and the responsibilities one has as a leader, both in academia and the industry. She also gave students tips about how to succeed when just entering the workforce at an entry-level position, which includes showing integrity, connecting with peers and other leaders, and empowering others.

Jill Hough

Leadership in Transportation

Friday, November 6, 2015

John Craig

Based on his public and private sector experience in the transportation industry, former NDOR Director John Craig discusses different aspects of leadership followed by group discussion. Mr. Craig's talking points include: defining leadership, the people who can become leaders, and the characteristics of good leaders. Broadly speaking, these aspects can be divided into the leadership of people and leadership of things (i.e., getting results). Two key aspects of leading people receive additional attention: trust and collaboration. Although viewed from a transportation perspective, these aspects can be applied to any venue.

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New Perspectives on Delay and Level of Service at Intersections and Interchanges

Friday, September 25, 2015

John Sangster

John Sangster, Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering at UNL, presents his research, "New Perspectives on Delay and Level of Service at Intersections and Interchanges," at Whittier Research Center to an audience of faculty, students, and staff. The seminar focuses on the field testing that validates Dr. Sangster's ground-breaking simulation work regarding intersections and interchanges. This research was submitted in the form of two papers to the Transportation Research Board for review in the summer of 2015.

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Empirical Side Friction Factors on Circular Horizontal Curves Near HRGCs

Friday, September 9, 2015

Gabriela Perales

For this seminar Gabriela Perales, a Graduate Research Assistant at the Midwest Roadside Safety Facility, presents her research, "Empirical Side Friction Factors on Circular Horizontal Curves Near HRGCs." Ms. Perales introduces key terms to understand her research, outlines the questions she wanted to answer, explains the set-up of her test sites and data collection equipment, and analyzes her results. This same presentation was later given at the 57th Annual International Highway Engineering Exchange Program (IHEEP) Conference in September 2015.

Gabriela Perales

Nebraska Transportation: Perspectives From a Career of Civil Engineering Practice

Friday, September 4th, 2015.

Mr. Randy Peters, an Associate Professor of Practice of Civil Engineering at UNL and former Director of NDOR, presents his perspective from his career of civil engineering practice. Mr. Peters speaks on his education and career in the transportation industry; focuses on his experience with the operation, organization, and goals of the Nebraska Department of Roads; and addresses his approach toward teaching at UNL.

Randy Peters

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