AZTrans Exhibit at the 2018 NAU Science and Engineering Day
AZTrans operated an exhibit at the 2018 NAU Science and Engineering Day (which was part of the Flagstaff Festival of Science) entitled “Behind the Scenes: How Our Roadways are Designed & Operated” on Saturday, September 29th, 2018. The transportation-focused exhibit had equipment set up to show how traffic signal systems detect vehicles and efficiently move traffic through intersections. There was also a display showing how traffic simulation software is used to analyze signal timing before it’s implemented in the field as well as an example of a real-time camera setup used for traffic data collection. Finally, there was a traffic-related game for children ages K-8 to play where they could create their own traffic signal timing plans. Participants had the opportunity to examine equipment and software used in real-world traffic engineering applications in order to provide safe and efficient transportation of people and goods. Nearly 100 students and members of the public interacted with the exhibit which was staffed by Civil Engineering faculty Brendan Russo, graduate student Cris Aguilar, and undergraduate student Emmanuel James.