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Upcoming Seminar – Minnesota Public Transit 101

UGPTI's Transportation Seminar Series is back and we're kicking everything off with Keven Anderson from the State of Minnesota Office of Transit. His presentation, titled Minnesota Public Transit 101, will address the basic structure and organization of public transit in greater Minnesota. It will cover fleet structure, employees, types of rides provided, state oversight, funding, and interaction with local entities and federal agencies. The seminar will be held Aug. 30, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. in Room 422 of the IACC building on the campus of North Dakota State University.

Seminars are scheduled for Tuesdays from 2:00 to 2:50 p.m. throughout the fall semester. For those unable to attend, these seminars are being recorded. Links to the presentations and recordings will be posted online shortly after the conclusion of each seminar.

Education-Industry Mentorship Program Achieves Success

Dr. Jill Hough, SURTC director, launched a successful mentorship program with students from her public transportation class during the spring semester. Students were paired with an industry leader for eight weeks to discuss topics and learn from the mentors' experiences in the transportation industry. NDSU is the pilot university for the mentor program which may be replicated nationally. Hough developed the program in response to the call from industry professionals for better workforce development within higher education. More information can be found in the NDSU news release and the Spring 2011 Transit Lane Brief.

Seminar on How to Conduct a Review of a Peer-Reviewed Journal Article

Transportation Seminar titled "How to Conduct a Review of a Peer-Reviewed Journal Article" will be held Oct. 13, 2009 at 1:00 p.m. in Room 422 of the IACC building on the North Dakota State University campus.  In this seminar, attendees will be presented with an overview of the peer review process, the role and responsibility of peer reviewers, as well as tips and considerations to ensure that reviews are done well.

SURTC is a part of the Upper Great Plains Transportation Institute at North Dakota State University