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WTI Road Ecologists Engage with MSU Students

Marcel Huijser Kelvin Wang and Mat Bell pose for a photo with two MSU undergraduate students. They stand next to a table with a wildlife crossing model fiber reinforced polymer blocks and a PowerPoint display.

Last month, WTI road ecologists Marcel Huijser and Mat Bell participated in Montana State University’s (MSU) inaugural Undergraduate Research Fair, where they introduced students to WTI and research opportunities within the road ecology group. They hope that it will inspire students to bring their energy and creativity to collaborative WTI projects. “At WTI, undergraduate researchers […]

WTI Road Ecologist Publishes Thesis in Transportation Safety and Environment

Mat Bell, a white man with dark hair and a short beard, looking away from the camera. He is wearing a backpack and ball cap and is on the edge of a river.

Mathew Bell has published his master’s thesis, coauthored with Yiyi Wang and Rob Ament, on mitigating imbalanced wildlife-vehicle collision data using the SMOTE technique. Abstract: Wildlife-vehicle collisions (WVCs) with large animals are estimated to cost the United States over $8 billion in property damage, tens of thousands of human injuries, and nearly 200 fatalities each […]

RET Participants Showcase Project-based Lesson at ITEEA

Two alumni of WTI’s Research Experience for Teachers in Innovative Transportation Systems (ITS-RET) program were invited to share their RET project-based classroom unit at the STEM Showcase held in conjunction with the 2023 International Technology and Engineering Educators Association (ITEEA) annual conference in April. Montana high school teachers Jake Warner of Capital High School in […]

WTI’s CATS program joins international EPIC-Network

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We are pleased to announce that WTI’s Community-engaged and Transformational Scholarship (CATS) program is now a member of the Education Partnership for Innovation in Communities Network (Epic-N), a group of programs that match community-identified needs and projects with the resources, expertise, and human capital of university students. To become a member, programs must demonstrate that […]