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NCST Researcher Identifies Opportunities for Affordable Housing in Failing Malls

Friday, October 29, 2021

According to a recent CNBC article , 25% of America’s approximately 1,000 malls will face closures within the next 3-5 years. When these malls close, they will leave behind more than nostalgia for those who once spent time in these social centers with family and friends. Failing malls may also provide a needed resource: land and space for redevelopment. Building on the historical repurposing of commercial properties, the higher rate of mall closures nationally will provide additional opportunities ...

METRANS Co-Sponsors the First International Pharma Logistics Masterclass

Friday, October 29, 2021

The METRANS Transportation Consortium joined the University of Antwerp, and Pharma.Aero in organizing the first-of-its-kind international Pharma Logistics Masterclass, a course focused on critical challenges and developments in pharma supply chains and logistics, from September 7th through September 11th. Given this year’s deployment of COVID-19 vaccines, which shed a spotlight on the need to deliver pharmaceutical products safely, the co-sponsoring organizations convened researchers and pharmaceutical ...

PSR Researchers Investigate Disaster Preparedness and Supply Chain Resiliency in Hawaii

Wednesday, October 27, 2021

As climate-related disasters continue to increase, Hawaii faces unique and heightened risks as a coastal state dealing with ‘the tyranny of distance,’ as the high dependence on imports creates significant vulnerability. Sea levels on the Hawaiian Island of Oahu broke a more than a century-old record in 2017 and exceeded expected levels by almost 9 inches. In addition to extreme weather phenomena (e.g. tsunamis, hurricanes, and tropical storms), rising water levels threaten not only the ...

Transportation Students tour Port of Hueneme and Distribution Center

Monday, October 25, 2021

Twelve USC students, led by USC ITE Advisor and Adjunct Associate Professor Eric Shen, had the opportunity to experience and a technical tour of the Port of Hueneme on Friday, October 22, 2021. This tour was organized by the USC Student Chapter of the Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) and supported by METRANS Transportation Consortium. Port of Hueneme is located in Ventura County, just north of and bordering Los Angeles County. It is the only deep-water harbor between Los Angeles and San ...

Seven PSR Students win RASC Scholarships

Sunday, October 24, 2021

We are proud to congratulate the 2021 Railway Association of Southern California (RASC) Scholarship recipients.  The Railway Association of Southern California is committed to supporting graduate and undergraduate students working towards careers in the rail transportation industry. Their scholarship program is offered once a year to local students in the Southern California region.  This year, RASC awarded three scholarships to undergraduate/progressive degree students and four scholarships ...

USC's Reaghan Murphy wins First Place SCAG 2021 Planning Student Showcase

Wednesday, October 20, 2021

The Showcase is an annual ArcGIS StoryMap competition for local college students.  This is the first article in a series spotlighting this year’s winners.  The official announcement, with a list of all winners, can be found here:  Student Showcase - Southern California Association of Governments .   Reaghan Murphy, Master of Urban Planning 2021, USC   University of Southern California (USC) Master of Urban Planning (class of 2021) Reaghan ...

USC MS ECE Student, Elena Vindrola, wins WTS-LA Zephyr Rail Scholarship

Monday, October 18, 2021

First year graduate student, Elena Vindrola, is the grateful recipient of the WTS LA Zephyr Rail $5000 scholarship for women pursuing careers in the transportation sector.  She is pursuing a Master of Science in Green Technologies) at the University of Southern California (USC), Viterbi School of Engineering, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering.   Elena Vindrola, Master of Science in Green Technologies, Viterbi, USC   "I am honored to be awarded ...

USC's Zoey Li Wins WTS-LA Build Your Dreams Graduate Scholarship

Monday, October 18, 2021

"Zoey joined the USC MSCE program in the spring of 2020.  She unexpectedly had to navigate three very strange pandemic semesters but stayed focused and made excellent progress in her graduate program despite the world turning upside down around her.  She is a joy to work with, and one of the most conscientious people I know.  She is quick to ask questions and is a self-starter.  I work closely with all of our students, but she was never at sea during her time at USC.  ...

USC PhD Aisling O'Reilly wins WTS-LA Myra Frank Scholarship

Monday, October 11, 2021

Aisling O’Reilly discovered her passion for transportation by accident, but it led her on an impressive and exciting journey in the transportation sector. She has now become the distinguished recipient of the WTS-LA Myra Frank $10,000 scholarship, a renowned scholarship for passionate women in the transportation industry. Aisling is pursuing a Ph.D. in Urban Planning and Development from the University of Southern California (USC) Sol Price School of Public Policy.  After completing her ...

USC Marshall Freshman Paul Park joins METRANS Student Team

Monday, October 11, 2021

Paul Park is a freshman at USC in the Marshall School of Business. He is a Korean American who came to USC from Tennessee and is starting his USC journey with METRANS by taking the key roles of Graphic Design and Content Specialist, working closing with the events and web teams.   Paul Park, USC, Marshall School of Business   Hi Paul, you are a freshman coming to USC all the way from Tennessee – almost coast to coast. Could you share with us how ...

Long Beach Airport Gives Students Behind-the-Scenes Technical Tour of New Projects

Wednesday, October 6, 2021

On October 1, fifteen USC students had the opportunity to attend a behind-the-scenes tour of Long Beach Airport (LGB). Students arrived outside the airport around 1 PM, where they were greeted by USC Adjunct Associate Professor Eric Shen and Kate Kuykendall, the Public Affairs Officer at LGB.  The tour was organized by the USC Student Chapter of the Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) and cohosted by METRANS Transportation Consortium and the Pacific Southwest Region University Transportation ...