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Kendall Square Gets a First-Hand View of Volpe’s Transportation Research

A young boy sits in the seat of a flight simulator at Volpe.

May 24, 2016

As part of its Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math outreach and the Cambridge Science Festival, Volpe staff recently welcomed some three dozen students, parents, and community members to learn about the work that goes on at our campus. 

Top-Ranking Women in Transportation Share Career Advice

Stephanie Pollack, Leslie Richards, and Victoria Sheehan.

May 19, 2016

Four women heads of state DOTs shared stories of their career paths and answered questions about advancing transportation organizations and leaders during the Women Transportation Leaders of the Northeast panel.

Volpe Deputy Director Honored for Career of Leadership

Anne Aylward

April 26, 2016

The Women’s Transportation Seminar (WTS)-Boston honored Anne Aylward, deputy director for Research and Technology at Volpe, with its 2016 Leadership Award.

For Research That Lives Beyond the Final Report, A New Tech Transfer Primer

The silhouettes of two human heads filled with gears that are passing between the heads and intermingling, showing tech transfer

April 26, 2016

A new resource coalesces insights from in-depth technology transfer publications and provides a high-level game plan for agencies looking to proactively tackle tech transfer, ensuring that research makes a real difference in the real world.

New Simulation Software Helps Pilots Combat Spatial Disorientation

A photo of a simulator cab at NASA Ames tilting upwards to create a “pitch-up” scenario that is known to cause spatial disorient

April 25, 2016

Spatial disorientation is a factor in roughly 10 percent of loss-of-control events, which are the leading cause of fatal accidents in commercial aircraft. FAA provided funding through the SBIR program to develop technology that could be used with existing simulation equipment to...

Attitude Adjustments Could Prevent Aircraft Accidents

A pilot is pictured in an airplane cockpit during flight, with a thunderstorm looming in the distance through the windshield.

April 22, 2016

The cause of most aircraft accidents is not mechanical failures or malfunctioning equipment—it’s humans. Pilots can be their own worst enemies, but awareness of common hazardous behaviors can help reduce accidents.

Volpe Training Digs Deep into Aviation Environmental Design Tool

A satellite image of an airport with an infrared map showing the varying degree of noise emitted by aircraft around the airport.

April 18, 2016

In March, more than two dozen noise, emissions, and aviation experts convened at Volpe for an in-depth training on FAA's Aviation Environmental Design Tool.

International Workshops Bring Together Transportation Leaders Around the World

Tomorrow's Transportation Leaders in South Africa with Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx.

March 29, 2016

As U.S. DOT celebrates Women in Transportation this month, we look back at a workshop in South Africa attended by early-career women in transportation, and toward Volpe’s upcoming work in developing nations.

Volpe Takes First in Green Commute Challenge

A graphic of a car with exhaust coming out of the back and a light bulb with a leaf on it.

March 28, 2016

For the fourth year in a row, Volpe has earned top awards for our staff’s participation in Green Streets Initiative’s Walk/Ride Day Corporate Challenge.

NetPals Program Brings STEM Outreach to Cambridge 7th Graders

A graphic of STEM Education with gears, a calculator, an atom, and a computer.

March 25, 2016

Through the Cambridge School Volunteers NetPals program, Volpe staff help introduce seventh-grade students to careers in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).

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