Archive for September, 2010

The WTS/ITE Transportation Mini-Series will be held October 14th at the Rocky Hill Marriot from 8am – 8pm.
Topics from the day include:

–         Perform at Peak & Presentation Skills

–          Women Leaders in Air, Land and Sea

–          Asphalt as an Energy Source

–          Mobility Hubs

–          High Speed and Inner City Rail in the Northeast Corridor

–          Walkable Urban Thoroughfares

–          Security at Connecticut’s Ports

Check out the Brochure/Registration form for more information:



Read Full Post »

UConn ITE BBQ Sunday 9/26

Past, present and future UConn ITE members are invited and welcome to the annual fall BBQ, happening from 12-4 pm at Mansfield Hollow State Park.

Please RSVP (by9/24) if you would like to attend, guests are welcome.

Contact garrett.bolella@engr.uconn.edu to RSVP

Read Full Post »

Jingcheng and I with our 'Great-grand' Advisor, Dr. Anderson

I recently traveled to Madison, Wisconsin for the International Workshop on Asphalt Binders and Mastics. It was hosted at the University of Wisconsin, Madison by Prof. Hussain Bahia and his team in the Modified Asphalt Research Center (MARC). The University of Wisconsin is in downtown Madison- just several blocks from the Capital building.

Presentations ranged from new developments in modeling asphalt binder failure to overviews of complexity of asphalt modification. Presentation and discussion lasted for 2 full days, with a limitless supply of coffee and heated debates- the conference was a great experience. A by-product of the conference being in Madison was that we were able to see a lot of concrete pavement reconstruction which we don’t have in New England.

The city of Madison itself was a great place to explore- the large university (~42,000 students) had up-to-date infrastructure and lots of it. The 5-story engineering building was larger than any building I’d seen on the UConn campus. UW had high scooter and bicycle ridership and walkable downtown streets shut off from automobile traffic right near by.

Read Full Post »