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Research Seminar

April 11, 2024

Location: SB 158

Time: 12:30 pm

Presenter: Carol Lewis

Emerging and Technological Advances in Transportation Research:  Potential Synergy with COSET Disciplines

Rapid advances in transportation technology, such as self-driving cars and other, present unique and unprecedented research opportunities for with most academic fields, especially in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). I will discuss several ways to enhance collaborations in COSET.

Lewis, Ph.D., educates students in fundamentals of transportation and urban transportation issues, as well as conducts operational and policy related transportation research.  Prior to joining Texas Southern University in 1992, Lewis spent 15 years as manager and director of planning at the Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County (METRO). Lewis serves as an appointee of Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner and County Judge Lina Hidalgo and Harris County Commissioner’s Court to Chair the Gulf Coast Rail District.  Through this appointment, Lewis is a member of the Houston Galveston Area Council’s Transportation Policy Council since 2018.  Lewis is also a member of the Transportation Research Board’s Executive Council.  She served as a METRO Board Member from 2002 to early 2004 and as Executive Assistant to Mayor Bill White for Transportation Planning 2005 to 2009.  Lewis holds a Master’s degree in planning and the Ph.D. in Political Science with an emphasis in Public Policy and Public Administration.

Light lunch will be served.