What’s Happening with the 2015 Interns?

The interns are finishing up their time at TTI in College Station.  Please see their bios here. They started out their time participating in the TTI Safety Conference in Corpus Christi, and have continued in their busy workload as they established relationships with their mentors and with each other.

Research Poster Session
Interns group shot

Marci Early Marielle Saunders

Lolivone de la Rosa George Gillette
Zachary Snyder Garrett Ackner and Dr. Chiara Silvestri-Dobrovolny REU Poster Session

The interns presented their research with TTI mentors at the TTI Undergraduate Poster Competition.

Crash Test Demonstration

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Interns attended a crash test at TTI-Riverside with ATLAS and TTI Researcher,
Chiara Silvestri Dobrovolny (second photo; far left) and other test guests

Texas Entertainment


Robert Wunderlich entertained all the ATLAS interns at his ranch along with the rest of the TTI ATLAS team for good ‘ol Texas BBQ and hospitality.


 Enjoying a meal at Snow’s BBQ in Lexington

First Friday in Downtown Bryan, ATLAS intern Loli de la Rosa (left) is the guest musician with a local jazz band

Brown Bag Lunches in College Station

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All the interns attended an overview of TTI presented by Bill  Stockton, TTI Executive Associate Director and Research Engineer, as part of the Brown Bag Lunch research presentation program

TTI Safety Conference – Corpus Christi

(Marci, Marielle, Zach, Garrett, Lolivone, Laura Higgins (TTI ),  and George)

All the interns at the 2015 conference (above)

(David Eby, Marielle, Garrett, and Zach)

David Eby, ATLAS Center Director, talks with some of the interns at the conference

Intern Lunch in College Station


The interns met for lunch at Fuego in College Station with their mentors and ATLAS Center at TTI personnel including Robert Wunderlich, ATLAS Center Associate Director,  and Laura Higgins, TTI Associate Research Scientist and Intern Coordinator

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