June 2013

State Smart Transportation Initiative (SSTI)
Madison, Wisconsin

The State Smart Transportation Initiative is seeking transportation policy analysts to help complete several recently funded projects.

SSTI is currently undertaking three major technical assistance projects. We have received funding for work with the Federal Highway Administration; the California Department of Business, Transportation and Housing; and the Massachusetts Department of Transportation. These projects, which run for up to 18 months, have increased substantially our work load, and we require 2-3 extra staff for 18 months to undertake this work.

For more information, and to apply, consult the position vacancy listing.

Camp Badger summer program students

The 2013 Camp Badger Exploring Engineering™ Summer Program will welcome 250 students to two University of Wisconsin campuses. Seven one-week sessions will be held on the UW-Madison campus; one session held on the UW-River Falls campus.

Camp Badger teaches students about the career possibilities in engineering. Campers attend mini-classes, work in laboratories, and take field trips. The students who participate in one-week residential camps come from throughout Wisconsin and Minnesota. The students, most of whom are entering eighth grade in the fall, will experience campus life by living in the residence halls and walking to classes on campus.

CFIRE supports Camp Badger by funding scholarships. CFIRE staff and students also organize a freight engineering presentation that includes a field trip to the Tenney Park Locks on Lake Mendota. With the assistance of CFIRE and other sponsors, all Camp Badger students can receive financial help if it is needed. Eighty-four percent of the students recieve full or partial scholarships. For many of the campers, this is their first opportunity to learn about engineering and to visit a university campus. Camp Badger is a popular program, and applications often far exceed capacity.

Camp Badger has been educating and motivating students since 1998. Many Camp Badger alumni are now current UW engineering students. One 1998 attendee is now working as an engineer for a Madison consulting firm.

For more information, visit Camp Badger.

RI-08 Project Update Webinar

June 17, 2013

On June 17, 2013, Richard Stewart (UW-Superior), Gene Clark (UW Sea Grant), David Knight (Great Lakes Commission), and Bill Likos (UW-Madison) presented updates on three projects related to the beneficial use of dredged materials. The recorded version of this webinar is now available for online viewing.

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