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Student Research Opportunities at UMTRI for Winter 2019 Term

December 5, 2018

MEDC Intern Program

The University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI) and the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) are continuing to partner on an internship program which provides undergraduate students with practical research and work experience related to emerging careers.  The overarching goal is to further the development of, and retain in Michigan, the necessary workforce to maintain the State’s leadership in Connected Vehicles, Autonomous Vehicle, and Mobility at large. 

The program began in the Winter 2018 term with 11 University of Michigan students participating; 19 additional students from UM and Michigan Statue participated during the summer, and 12 more during Fall 2018.  Past projects in the WinterSummer, and Fall terms  provide skills related to analyzing real-world datasets, studying older driver behavior, improving human modeling efforts, developing websites and online tools, evaluating automated vehicle features, parametizing vehicle motion associated with motion sickness, coding traffic maneuvers from connected vehicle data, identifying the limitations of open source maps, and modeling ridesharing trends.

Applications for the winter term are now open.  Students with junior or senior status at any Michigan university or college are eligible to apply.  Compensation is $13/hour, with the fall work session intended to be 10 hours/week for 12-13 weeks.

At the end of the term, all interns will attend a poster reception where they can highlight their fall research.  Representatives from Universities, MEDC, and industry will be invited to the reception.

More information about the program can be found here.  A link to apply is here.  

Other Research Opportunities

Many of our research projects include funding to support student research assistants.  Additional student employment opportunities will be listed here as they are posted.

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