Armando Martinez, a current AZTrans undergraduate student researcher, was recently selected to participate in the Transportation Research Board’s Minority Student Fellowship Program during the Annual Meeting in January 2023. Armando is mentored by AZTrans faculty Steven Gehrke and Brendan Russo.
Flagstaff 3rd Grade Class Visits NAU Traffic Lab
NAU faculty Brendan Russo and graduate student Emmanuel James gave a presentation focused on the field of transportation engineering to a class of approximately 30 third grade students who visited the NAU traffic lab on November 7th, 2019.
AZTrans Exhibit at the 2019 NAU Science and Engineering Day
AZTrans operated an exhibit at the 2019 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 21st, 2019. 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… Read more
AZTrans Exhibit at STEM Celebration hosted during Arizona Diamondbacks Game
AZTrans operated an exhibit at a STEM celebration event at an Arizona Diamondbacks game in July 2019. The STEM-focused event was held to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing. The transportation-focused exhibit operated by AZTrans had equipment set up to show how traffic signal systems work in the real world and was open to k-12 students and the general public. The exhibit was staffed by NAU… Read more
AZTrans Exhibit at the 2019 Flagstaff STEM Celebration
AZTrans operated an exhibit at the 2019 Flagstaff STEM Celebration, which was held on March 11th, 2019 at the NAU Walkup Skydome. Students from all 28 Flagstaff K-12 schools were invited, and hundreds attended the event. The transportation-focused exhibit operated by AZTrans was similar to the setup utilized at the 2018 NAU Science and Engineering day and had equipment set up to show how traffic signal systems work, as well as computers… Read more
AZTrans In-Classroom K-8 Transportation Engineering Outreach Event at Sinagua Middle School
AZTrans faculty Brendan Russo and undergraduate research assistant Emmanuel James presented an introduction to transportation engineering to two classes of 7th and 8th grade students (~60 students total) at Sinagua Middle School in Flagstaff, AZ on October 19th, 2018. The students were enrolled in introductory middle school engineering courses, and the AZTrans presentation included an introduction to the different disciplines of civil engineering, details on the type of work… Read more