The first annual CARTEEH Summer Internship program successfully concluded earlier this month. Interns spent 10 weeks in the CARTEEH offices this summer working on projects related to vehicle emissions, air quality, and transportation and health, as well as participating in a variety of other activities.
The focus of each internship were the development and completion of an individual project, guided by an assigned mentor. Project topics included
- developing and analyzing a literature library on traffic, emissions, air pollution, exposures and health,
- developing a conceptual model linking mobility to public health,
- studying the health effects of transportation emissions in our everyday environments and
- exploring the variability in traffic emissions using simulation models.
At the culmination of their projects, interns participated in a campus-wide poster session for undergraduates, where they gained valuable experience in presenting and explaining their research results to a wide audience.
In addition to the conducting the projects above, and together with interns from the SAFE-D University Transportation Center, students also participated in other transportation-related activities such as attending brown-bag luncheons presented by Texas A&M Transportation Institute (TTI) researchers on various areas of transportation research, watching a crash test, and touring and experiencing a test drive of TTI’s driving simulator.
Shown at The Texas A&M Undergraduate Research Summer Poster Session (left to right): Cristhophe Nunez and Kristin Sanchez.
Andrew Glazener at the Texas A&M Undergraduate Research Summer Poster Session.
Manuel Velasco at the Texas A&M Undergraduate Research Summer Poster Session.
Shown at the CARTEEH offices (left to right): Kristin Sanchez, Andrew Glazener, Cristhophe Nunez and Manuel Velasco.
Shown at the CARTEEH offices (front row, left to right): Kristin Sanchez, Dr. Haneen Khreis, Dr. Joe Zietsman (CARTEEH center director), and Marcia Walker (program coordinator); (back row, left to right): Andrew Glazener, Cristhophe Nunez, Dr. Andrew Birt, and Manuel Velasco.