The ASAP Center held its Third Annual Transportation Day at the FAMU-FSU College of Engineering on Friday, November 4, 2016. More than 125 community members, researchers, and K-12 students enjoyed presentations and demonstrations related to the Safety and Mobility in the Community theme.
Dr. Reginald Perry, Associate Dean of the College of Engineering kicked off the day’s event by welcoming everyone in attendance. Dr. John Sobanjo, Center Director and FSU Professor of Civil Engineering, reviewed the Center's mission and research activities. Remarks followed by Representatives from FSU, Dr. Ross Ellington, the Associate Vice President of Research. Dr. Lisa Spainhour, ASAP’s Education and Outreach Chair, and FSU Professor of Civil Engineering, presented Doctoral Research Fellow Awards to Emmanuel Kidando, PhD student in Civil and Environmental Engineering, Somayeh Mafi, PhD student in Civil and Environmental Engineering, Jacquiline Masaki, PhD student in Civil and Environmental Engineering, Nelson Roque, PhD Student in Psychology, Dustin Souders, PhD Student in Psychology, and Vitor Suguri, PhD Student in Urban and Regional Planning.
Activities were divided into two tracks. One focused on Aging and Mobility for seniors and included:
The second track concentrated on Teens and Transportation. Sessions included:
Thirty six students and chaperons from FAMU DRS attended these sessions.
We were pleased to have Ms. Shelia Salyer, Senior Services Manager, City of Tallahassee as the Luncheon Keynote Speaker.
Students from FAMU and FSU, including members of the American Society of Civil Engineers and ASAP Research Assistants, served as volunteers during the Transportation Day event. Between sessions attendees had an opportunity to visit with Booth Representatives from AAA, StarMetro, Florida Highway and Safety, CarFit, the FSU's Institute for Successful Longevity and others. Research posters were also available for viewing. The day ended with Driving Simulator Demonstrations at the ASAP Laboratory.
Highlights of the event