CFIRE Student Paper Awarded Second Place at AISIM

Javier Vidal Carreras, a project assistant with the Center for Freight and Infrastructure Research and Education (CFIRE) and the University of Wisconsin–Madison took the second place award for his paper at the 13th Annual Inter-University Symposium on Infrastructure Management (AISIM). Co-authored by Professor Teresa Adams, the paper, “Analysis of WisDOT´s Maintenance Quality Assurance Program,” earned Carreras a crystal award during the awards ceremony on June 23.

The Annual Inter-University Symposium on Infrastructure Management (AISIM) was created in 2005 as a way to keep the future stewards of infrastructure updated on ongoing issues and research. AISIM is a full-day symposium featuring information exchange and networking opportunities primarily for graduate students, but often includes researchers and practitioners including infrastructure agencies, consultants, development banks, and other stakeholders. Graduate students from world-renowned institutions, who represent the next generation of leaders in infrastructure management, attend AISIM each year to exchange research ideas and information.

The 13th AISIM was held at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana, in June 2017. With the exception of the keynote speaker, all presenters were students. The theme for this year’s symposium was: “State of Infrastructure Management: Challenges, Sustainability & Innovation.”
Student’s research papers addressed such areas as: Best Practices in Asset Management, Infrastructure Investment, Smart Cities, and Preparing Infrastructure for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles.

AISIM Group Photo

Students drove the content of the AISIM Symposium.

Teresa_AdamsCFIRE Executive Director Teresa Adams has been selected to receive the 2015 S.S. Steinberg Award by the American Road and Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA).

The S.S. Steinberg Award, named for the founding president of the ARTBA Research and Education Division (RED), recognizes an individual who has made important contributions to education, academia, the construction industry, and professional organizations.

Dr. Adams was presented with the S.S. Steinberg Award at the ARTBA RED Annual Breakfast Meeting (6:30-8:30am on January 11, 2016) held in conjunction with the 2016 Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting in Washington, DC.

Join us in congratulating Dr. Adams on winning this prestigious award.

2014 Student of the Year

February 3, 2015

Andre Anderson has been named the 2014 CFIRE Student of the Year in Transportation. Mr. Anderson is an undergraduate at the University of Wisconsin-Superior pursuing a quadruple major in Economics, International Business, Chinese Studies, and Transportation Logistics and Management. He is also the president of the UW-Superior Stimulus (Economics) Club and active in the Transportation and […]

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2015 Future City Competition

January 30, 2015

On Saturday, January 24th, 54 middle school teams from 25 Wisconsin schools participated in the 2015 Future City Wisconsin Regional Competition held at Milwaukee School of Engineering’s Kern Center.  This competition, sponsored by STEM Forward and National Engineers Week, introduces middle school students to engineering while they create a city of the future. Teams are […]

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ATRI’s Murray Honored

July 7, 2014

ATRI Vice President and CFIRE Executive Committee member Dan Murray was recognized for 20 years of service. Murray first started with the organization in April 1994 and was named Vice President in 2004. In recognizing Dan for his service, ATRI President Rebecca Brewster commented, “Dan’s commitment to this organization and his expertise and talent are […]

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Call for Entries: Communicating Freight Transportation Needs and Issues

May 27, 2014

The TRB Planning and Environment Group and Committee on Public Involvement (ADA 60) has released a call for entries for  TRB 8th Annual Competition and Call for Communicating Concepts with John and Jane Q. Public: Freight Transportation Needs and Issues. The entry submission deadline is Friday, July 25, 2014. To apply, visit the competition website.

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2014 Future City Award

March 6, 2014

On Saturday, January 18th, 54 middle school teams of students from 25 southeastern Wisconsin participated in the 2014 Future City Wisconsin Regional Competition held at the MSOE Kern Center. This competition sponsored by STEM Forward and National Engineers Week introduces middle school students to engineering while they create a city of the future. Teams of […]

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