• Reservations for the 2016 UTCRS Summer Camp Program Are Ongoing!!!!

    Parents/guardians if you are interested in having your child attend the UTCRS Summer Camps contact your School District Science Coordinator for information on selection and registration processes. Click here for more information on this and other exciting educational programs. .

  • UTCRS Welcomes USDOT to 2015 Summer Camps Programs Closing Ceremony!

    The USDOT celebrated with the UTCRS the completion of the 2015 Summer Camps Programs on Monday, July 13th at the University of Texas-Pan American. High school overall winners pictured during the 2015 UTCRS Summer Camp Closing Ceremony with (from left to right): USDOT Grant Manager, Dawn Tucker-Thomas; UTCRS Director, Constantine Tarawneh; UTPA President ad Interim/UTRGV EVP, Havidan Rodriguez; USDOT Grant Manager, Amy Stearns; and DOT Director of Research, Development and Technology, Kevin Womack.


    Come and learn what the Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Program has to offer. In summer of 2015, 12 undergraduate students participated in the UTCRS REU Program at our two consortium institutions TAMU and UNL for 10 weeks. The REU students, who worked alongside faculty and other research students on railway safety related projects, will be presenting their research and talking about their experience as 2015 REU participants.

  • UTCRS 2015 Research Experience for Teachers (RETs) Participants

    The 2015 Research Experience for Teachers (RETs) participants pictured with UTCRS Director, Constantine Tarawneh (middle right). RETs from top left to bottom right are: Jesse Sanchez, Rene Garcia, Andres Benitez, Eric Enriquez, Terri Ochoa, Angela Camargo, Mariela Barrera, and Daniela Barrera.

  • UTCRS Congratulates Amy Gonzalez and Roxxie Mann for Their 2014-2015 WTS-SAR Scholarship Awards!

    UTCRS congratulates both Amy Gonzalez for her $1,000 WTS-SAR Graduate Scholarship Award and Roxxie Mann for her $1,500 WTS-SAR Undergraduate Scholarship Award for the 2014-2015 school year.

  • 2015 UTCRS Student of the Year Honored in the Annual CUTC Banquet

    Pictured from left to right: USDOT Director of Research, Development, and Technology, Kevin Womack, Assistant Secretary of Transportation, Greg Winfree, NTC Student of the Year Honoree, Ana Guajardo, UTCRS Student of the Year Honoree, Gabriela Perales, and UTCRS Director, Constantine Tarawneh

  • Transportation in the STEM Classroom- K-12 Teacher National Workshop

    The UTCRS invites you to save the date to attend its First Annual K-12 Teacher National Workshop. Educators, Science Coordinators, and Administrators interested in gaining insight incorporating STEM lessons focused on Transportation Engineering into their classroom are welcomed to attend. More information and registration details coming soon.

  • UTCRS is now accepting applications for the 2016 Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Program

    Students will participate in railway safety projects pertaining to mechanical, infrastructure, and operations research.
    Duration 10 weeks: May 31, 2016 to August 5, 2016.
    Application Deadline: December 15, 2015.

  • Two Day Workshop for 50 STEM Teachers

    UTCRS Director, Constantine Tarawneh, and Jesse Sanchez and Andres Benitez (RET Teachers) conducted a two day workshop for 50 STEM teachers from the Texas Lower Rio Grande Valley area. This workshop focused on elementary and middle school modules designed to introduce students to STEM concepts related to transportation engineering focused on railway safety.

  • 2015 UTCRS Summer Camps Closing Ceremony Distinguished Guests

    USDOT officials join members of the University leadership and the UTCRS executive committee in celebrating the various educational activities of the 2015 UTCRS Summer Camps. For more details, read the article featured in The Monitor.

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