2016 CESTiCC Summer Workshop

8/12/2016 | Western Transportation Institute, Montana State University, Bozeman MT

Workshop schedule

Program Outline

A PDF version of the workshop's main agenda can be downloaded here

Thursday, August 11 

6pm Pre-workshop dinner

Montana Ale Works (informal) http://montanaaleworks.com/

611 E. Main St., Bozeman, MT 59715

*Thursday nights are Music on Main where Main Street is closed to vehicular traffic, local bands provide music, and vendors provide food. http://www.bozemannet.com/events/music_on_main.php. This pre-workshop dinner is optional, and attendees will be responsible for the individual cost of their meal. 

Friday August 12, 2016

7:00 AM 8:00 AM Registration and Breakfast

8:00 AM 8:05 AM Laura Fay Introduction to the Summer Workshop
8:05 AM 8:10 AM Jenny Liu CESTiCC Welcome
8:10 AM 8:20 AM Steve Albert, Director of WTI WTI/MSU's partnership with CESTiCC
8:20 AM 8:45 AM The Reliability and Effectiveness of a Radar Based Animal Detection System and Road Crossing Behavior of Large Ungulates Lectern 1 - Marcel Huijser
8:45 AM 9:10 AM Woolen Roadside Erosion Control Blankets Lectern 2 - Monica Pokorny
9:10 AM 9:35 AM Energy Harvesting and Self-power Monitoring System for the Next Generation Smart Roadways Lectern 3 - Samer Dessouky

9:35 AM 9:50 AM BREAK

9:50 AM 10:15 AM Evaluation of Precut Transverse Cracks for an Asphalt Concrete Pavement in Interior Alaska Lectern 4 - Jenny Liu
10:15 AM 10:40 AM Rapid Characterization of Stress-Strain Behavior for Unsaturated Soils Lectern 5 - Xiong Zhang
10:40 AM 11:05 AM Impacts of a Pervious Concrete System on Neighboring Clay Soils in Warm-Dry Months Lectern 6 - Mina Yekkalar
11:05 AM 11:30 AM Infiltration in Permeable Pavement Aggregate Beds (Draindown) Lectern 7 - Liv Haselbach

11:30 AM 12:30 PM LUNCH

12:30 PM 12:55 PM Exploratory Study into Bio-based Renewable Additives for Anti-icing Applications Lectern 8 - Xianming Shi
12:55 PM 1:20 PM Durable Green Coal Fly Ash Concrete Lectern 9 -Ning Xie
1:20 PM 1:45 PM Freeze-Deicer Salt Scaling Resistance of Fly Ash Pervious Concrete: A mechanistic investigation Lectern 10 - Gang Xu
1:45 PM 2:10 PM Characterization of Alaskan Hot-Mix Asphalt containing Reclaimed Asphalt Pavement Material Lectern 11 - Sheng Zhao


3:10 PM 3:20 PM BREAK

3:20 PM 5:00 PM Walking tour of labs and campus Driving Simulator, Sub-Zero facilities, Engineering Building

5:30 PM Post Workshop Dinner at Bridger Brewing

Saturday, August 13 – Field Trip

8:30 AM WTI parking lot

8:45 AM Drive to Bear Canyon jump out (Wildlife Crossing/Fencing)

9:15 AM Drive to Bear Canyon (Roadsize Carbon Sequestreation Plots)

9:45 AM Drive to Gallatin Airport (Wool Erosion Control Blankets)

10:15 AM Folks not doing Yellowstone can head back to Bozeman (~20 min drive)

10:15 AM Drive into West Yellowstone via Big Sky

12:00 noon Lunch in West Yellowstone

1:00 PM Old Faithful - boardwalk at Middle Basin, Gyser basin, etc.

3:15 PM Leave Yellowstone, drive back to Bozeman

5:00 PM Arrive back at the WTI parking lot

Parks in West Yellowstone to eat lunch at

DUNBAR PARK A Wayside Picnic Area at the Entrance to Yellowstone Park. Located on Boundary St and Yellowstone Ave; at the eastern edge of the historic district, the park is the location of a monument that recognizes the area as the eastern terminus of the Oregon Short Line Railroad. Facilities include picnic tables, ample parking. Bathrooms and water located at the Chamber of Commerce; adjacent to the park.

PIONEER PARK A green space for community events and recreation for residents and visitors. Located on the corner of HWY 191 and HWY 20, this six acre park is in the center of town. Pioneer Park hosts Music in the Park, car shows and other city wide events. Facilities include; one improved and one unimproved baseball diamond, soccer nets, playground equipment, basketball court, picnic shelters, BBQ grills, bathrooms and water.

HERITAGE PARK The Historic District and the Center of Downtown Located on Yellowstone Ave., between cross streets Canyon and Electric. This four block area encompasses the main structures build by the Union Pacific Railroad between 1909 and 1929, as well as the railroad right-of-way. This property was donated by the Union Pacific Railroad to the Town of West Yellowstone in 1966. Union Pacific Dinning Lodge and encompassing building has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places since April of 1983. Since the donation in 1966 the various buildings have been converted into, the Union Pacific Dining Lodge Convention Center, The Yellowstone Museum, the West Yellowstone Clinic and the West Yellowstone Court House. In the 1980’s, the International Fly Fishing Federation constructed a fly-casting pond, which is still available for use.

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