Congratulations to two of our COE graduate students for their award: Neda Masoud, Masters Degree student of Physics and Ikechukwu Azogu, PhD candidate of ECE. Their proposal for the 2010 National Center on Senior Transportation (NCST) Student Scholars Program has been selected to receive funding in the amount of $2,000. Their application was considered favorably in a selection process that was quite competitive, and they are to be commended for a strong and well thought out proposal. Their advisors are Dr. Marguerite Zarrillo and Dr. Hong Liu.
The NCST is a collaborative effort between Easter Seals and the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging. Its mission is to increase transportation options for older adults and enhance their ability to live more independently within their communities throughout the United States. Established in 2006, the NCST is funded through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Transit Administration in cooperation with the U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services' Administration on Aging.
The two award winners will be putting their engineering knowledge to work for the New Bedford Council on Aging (NBCA) and Community Care-A-Vans (CCAV). Neda and Ike will be creating a Decision Support System (DSS) that will provide real-time vehicle location and tracking via an ArcIMS mapping interface for each of the two
Author: "JP Hsu"
Submitted by: Olivia Farinha
Department: College Of Engineering - Phy