The Center for Advancing Research in Transportation Emissions, Energy and Health (CARTEEH) hosted a webinar on December 9th, 2021 from 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. CST on Educating the Future Workforce on Transportation Emissions, Energy and Health. Education is one of the three pillars of the University Transportation Centers program, and at CARTEEH, we have emphasized engaging with students from elementary through graduate school, as well as supported continuing education for practitioners. This webinar provides an overview of CARTEEH’s initiatives related to educating the future transportation workforce and will feature presentations from our consortium members highlighting key achievements in this area. Featured speakers include CARTEEH Director Dr. Joe Zietsman of the Texas A&M Transportation Institute; Dr. Joanne Olson of Texas A&M University’s College of Education and Human Development; Dr. Mary Fox from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health; and Dr. Michael Rodgers of the Georgia Institute of Technology
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Dr. Josias Zietsman, Texas A&M Transportation Institute
Dr. Zietsman is assistant agency director and strategic advisor at the Texas A&M Transportation Institute (TTI). He is a part of TTI’s Executive Team, and also manages a vast portfolio of research on transportation planning and the environment, with an emphasis on air quality and sustainability research. Dr. Zietsman has 30 years of professional experience, and has led research projects valued at over $30 million during his time at TTI. He also conceived the idea, raised the funding, and oversaw the development of a $3 million one-of-a-kind emissions testing facility at the Institute. Dr. Zietsman has more than 70 technical publications and has co-authored a book on sustainable transportation. He is a frequent speaker at national and international conferences, where he has delivered many keynote addresses, including on the topic of health and transportation. Dr. Zietsman is very active with the Transportation Research Board. He has chaired the Committee on Sustainable Transportation (ADD40), and is a member of the Task Force on Arterials and Public Health (ADD55T).
Dr. Joanne Olson, Texas A&M University
Dr. Joanne Olson is a professor in science education and the former president of the Association for Science Teacher Education. Her research efforts focus on: 1) science teacher preparation; 2) the inclusion of engineering in elementary science standards and how “STEM” is addressed by teachers and teacher education programs; 3) the nature of science and nature of engineering and their role in improving STEM education; 4) philosophical underpinnings of teacher education and their role in curriculum design and pedagogical practices
Dr. Mary Fox, John Hopkins University
Dr. Mary A. Fox is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Health Policy and Management and Acting Director of the Risk Sciences and Public Policy Institute (RSPPI). Her research is focused on quantitative human health risk assessment as a part of environmental policy making, particularly approaches to cumulative and chemical mixtures risk assessment. Dr. Fox applies cumulative risk assessment concepts and methods in her community environmental health practice projects and is currently engaged with the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) to develop cumulative risk approaches for occupational settings.
Dr. Michael O. Rodgers
Dr. Rodgers is the director of the Georgia Tech Air Quality Laboratory, holding academic and/or research appointments in the Georgia Tech Schools of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, and Public Policy. Dr. Rodgers has a long and distinguished record in air quality research, serving as principal investigator on research projects totaling more than $20 million since 1988 including numerous projects on field and laboratory measurements of pollutants and instrument development and intercomparison.