2016 Student Participation in Research

A specific workforce development component is required for all research projects funded by the ATLAS Center at UMTRI and TTI. Funded researchers provide a work plan describing how students will engage in the research.

Students currently participating in ATLAS Research are:

Rebecca Bubenheimer

Rebecca Bubenheimer
Research Assistant
PI: Monica Jones

Lisa Carver

Lisa Carver
Biomedical Engineering Undergraduate
PI: Monica Jones

Daniel Crecca Photo

Daniel Crecca
Industrial Operations Engineering Undergraduate
PI: Lisa Molnar

Daniel Crecca is a sophomore studying Industrial Operations Engineering and a research assistant at the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute. He is currently assisting in a project aiming to improve the safety of older heavy vehicle drivers. Daniel assisted in the research, finding prior work that could add value to the project, and writing the introduction to the literature review. Moving forward he will assist in the interview process for truckers and transportation industry professionals.

Daniel is interested in using crash data from heavy vehicles to determine what action the industry should decide to take regarding their diminishing workforce. Using this data as well as firsthand accounts, he hopes to help the department in recommending new safety policies to trucking companies in order to limit the negative effects of a quickly aging workforce, as well as reverse the trend of a shrinking number of drivers.

Megan Flint

Megan Flint
Biomedical Engineering Undergraduate
PI: Monica Jones

Sarah Limburop16-hayley-sarah

Sarah Limb
Psychology & Linguistics Undergraduate
PI: Daniel Keating/Edward Huntley

Sarah Limb is in her sophomore year at the University of Michigan and studies Psychology and Linguistics in the School of Literature, Science, and the Arts. After graduating, she hopes to teach English as a second language abroad and gain practical applied language and leadership experience. Sarah plans to enroll in graduate school after teaching abroad to pursue a career combining her interest in psychology and linguistics. Sarah joined Dr. Daniel Keating’s Adolescent Health Risk Behavior project last fall and assists Dr. Huntley on an ATLAS project focused on the interaction between sleep factors, driving behaviors, and cognitive abilities in adolescents. Her interests include reading, traveling, and enjoying the outdoors.

Laura Malik

Laura Malik
Associate Research Area Specialist
PI: Monica Jones

Hayley Walton

Hayley Walton
Biopsychology, Cognition, & Neuroscience Undergraduate
PI: Daniel Keating/Edward Huntley

Hayley Walton is a junior at the University of Michigan pursuing a degree in Biopsychology, Cognition, and Neuroscience. After finishing her undergraduate career, she plans to attend medical school to specialize in psychiatry. She is currently participating in the Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program as a research assistant in Dr. Daniel Keating’s lab at the University of Michigan Institute for Social Research where she assists Dr. Huntley on an ATLAS project focused on characterizing the influence of circadian and sleep mechanisms on drowsy driving and other risky driving behaviors in a sample of novice adolescent drivers. Her research interests include child psychology, neurodevelopment, and the effects of trauma on the brain. In her free time, she enjoys singing, dancing, and playing volleyball.

Other Students in Monica Jones Lab (no photo or bio as of yet)

Riley Horn – UROP Student, Kinesiology
Mac Morris – Biomedical Engineering Undergraduate
Katherine Uvick – Mechanical Engineering Undergraduate
Emma Yanakiev – Electrical Engineering/Computer Science Undergraduate

 

The ATLAS Center is a collaboration between the University of Michigan (U-M) Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI) and Texas A&M Transportation Institute

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