More than 50 managers from the Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) toured the laboratories in the Center for the Built Environment and Infrastructure Studies at Morgan State University on September 24, 2014.
The day began with a brief overview of National Transportation Center and University Transportation Centers and transportation education and research activities offered by the engineering school and the City and Regional Planning program.
Then, the MDOT managers watched materials used in highway construction being tested in the Structures Lab, witnessed an earthquake in the Seismic Simulator Lab and took turns behind the wheel in the Travelers’ Behavioral Analysis and Simulation Lab. They also toured labs dedicated to geospatial, environmental and geotechnical research and heard presentations on the research conducted at Morgan State University.
Louis Jones, director of Diversity for MDOT, said the tour was “just outstanding and marvelous… I see so many opportunities in terms of collaboration.”