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Potential graduate students interested in advanced degree opportunities in transportation and urban planning at the University of Connecticut are urged to visit:

Civil and Environmental Engineering Department

Graduate level educational and research activities in the Transportation and Urban Engineering area of concentration focus on the planning, design and operation of transportation systems.

Geography Department

Graduate studies focus on the environmental and social consequences of human decisions at local, regional and global scales with special emphasis on environmental degradation and restoration, watershed and landscape change, urban and regional development, migration, and analysis and display of spatial data using geographic information systems.

Both disciplines offer Master’s and Ph.D. degrees.

Interdisciplinary Graduate Transportation Seminar Series

The Center for Transportation and Livable Systems sponsors the Interdisciplinary Graduate Transportation Seminar Series with the departments of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Geography each semester. Click here for upcoming events.

Student of the Year

CTLS Student of the Year Award
USDOT Student of the Year Nominee

Transportation Undergraduate Research Fellowship (TURF) Program

Transportation Undergraduate Research Fellowship (TURF) grants are awarded annually by the  Center for Transportation and Livable Systems (CTLS). The TURF program is designed to give Engineering students a chance to conduct intensive research as undergraduates under the guidance of University of Connecticut  faculty members and CTLS-affiliated researchers. Each student selected as a Fellow receives $2,000 to pursue individual research projects which begin in June and last through August.

2013 TURF Posters

 

CTLS News

Undergraduates Invited to Apply to 2016 TURF Program

The Center for Transportation and Livable Systems (CTLS) is pleased to announce the sixth year of the Transportation Undergraduate Research Fellowship (TURF) program and invites interested undergraduates to apply. The TURF program at the University of Connecticut is an intensive summer research … Continue reading


CTLS Invites Applicants for 2015 Transportation Undergraduate Research Fellowship (TURF) Program

CTLS is pleased to announce the fifth year of the Transportation Undergraduate Research Fellowship (TURF) program. The TURF program at the University of Connecticut (UConn) is an intensive summer research experience designed for junior and senior undergraduate college students who … Continue reading


2014 Transportation Undergraduate Research Fellowship (TURF) Seeks Applicants

CTLS is pleased to announce the fourth year of the Transportation Undergraduate Research Fellowship (TURF) program. The TURF program at the University of Connecticut (UConn) is an intensive summer research experience designed for junior and senior undergraduate college students who … Continue reading


Highway Death Tolls Rise for First Time in Six Years

Crash fatalities on U.S. highways in 2012 rose 5.3% as compared to 2011. This number ended a six year run of consistent declines in crash fatalities. Approximately 34,000 people died on highways in 2012 – meaning that 1.1 people die … Continue reading


DOT Commits $600,000 to Connecticut Transportation Safety Research Center

The state of Connecticut Department of Transportation has committed $600,000 dollars to the 6 month old Connecticut Transportation Safety Research Center (CTSRC). CTSRC shares the Longley Building on UConn’s Depot Campus with CTLS. The CTSRC is a relatively new program … Continue reading


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