WCC adds Ford Mustang Mach-E to prepare next-generation workforce

WCC adds Ford Mustang Mach-E to prepare next-generation workforce

Image of Jimmie Baber and Al Lecz in front of the Ford Mustang Mach E at the Advanced Transportation Center
Jimmie Baber (Dean, Advanced Technologies & Public Service Careers) and Al Lecz (Director, Advanced Transportation Center)
Photo by JD Scott

Washtenaw Community College (WCC) continues to be a leader in training the future transportation workforce as it adds the all-electric Ford Mustang Mach-E to its vehicle

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Kumares Sinha Selected as Editor’s Choice by ASCE Journal

Kumares Sinha Selected as Editor’s Choice by ASCE Journal


CCAT Researcher, Dr. Kumares Sinha, was recently selected as the Editor’s Choice by the ASCE Journal of Transportation Systems.

With rapid ongoing developments in vehicle automation and connectivity, and their sibling technologies of electric propulsion and shared mobility, highway transportation practitioners and researchers continue to

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Ghahari Receives 2021 Purdue Civil Engineering Award

Ghahari Receives 2021 Purdue Civil Engineering Award


Ali Ghahari, a CCAT Ph.D. student, has received the Spring 2021 Graduate Student Engagement Award from the Lyles School of Civil Engineering at Purdue University. This award is based on the student’s service to Purdue University and their community, their organizational involvement, and technical achievements including patents, publications,

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Abdullah Nafakh Receives Purdue Professional Development Scholarship

Abdullah Nafakh Receives Purdue Professional Development Scholarship


Abdullah J. Nafakh, a CCAT Ph.D. student, was part of a 3-person team that received a Professional Development Scholarship from Purdue University. The team taught a high school summer course titled, ‘Resiliency and Sustainability in Civil Engineering’. Part of the course addressed the benefits anticipated from connected and

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CCAT Students Runner-Up in Climate Change Competition

CCAT Students Runner-Up in Climate Change Competition


Two students under the CCAT grant, Abdullah Nafakh and Isaiah Mwamba, were recently awarded runner-up in the Purdue Climate Change Research Video Competition. Their video, titled “Infrastructure and the Environment: A Love-Hate Relationship”, argues that Transportation Engineers have the capability to turn this into a “Love-Love Story” by

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CCAT Sponsored Research Paper Selected as Editor’s Choice by ASCE Journal

CCAT Sponsored Research Paper Selected as Editor’s Choice by ASCE Journal


Highway agencies continue to seek knowledge of the changes in infrastructure design and management that may be needed to facilitate connected and automated vehicle (CAV) operations. Things may have just gotten a little easier for them with a research paper from CCAT consortium member,

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CCAT Director Participates in Talking Traffic Webinar

CCAT Director Participates in Talking Traffic Webinar


Dr. Henry Liu was recently invited to participate in a webinar on Smart Infrastructure, organized by the Michigan Economic Development Corporation and RAI Automotive Industry NL. The moderator of the event was Bram Hendrix, Program Manager of Smart Mobility & Internationalization for RAI. Other speakers included Gary Lin, Continue Reading »