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Information session on the Pooled Fund Research Grant
One champion identifies a problem that is common to other agencies, cities, or MPOs and then recruits other partners who are willing to collaborate and contribute financially to the project. At this point, NITC steps in and matches the funds that the partners pooled – making it possible to pursue a question that is greater in scope than any one agency or city could pursue on its own. Simple process, right? Maybe not! Yet, this process can be exciting, empowering and, most importantly, lead to the implementation of a project that produces immediate and impactful outcomes.
Eva-Maria administers NITC's research program at TREC, which involves a range of responsibilities including guiding projects through their life cycle, managing RFPs and peer reviews, compiling performance data for projects and NITC, and generating reports for NITC’s funder, U.S. DOT. She learned about the power of data, interdisciplinary research, and pursuing multiple lines of inquiry in solving problems through her graduate work in Ecology, Evolutionary Biology, and Behavior, research, and more than 10 years of teaching experience. She holds a Ph.D. from Michigan State University and is passionate about all that supports a sustainable future, including transportation research. She has been riding a bike since she was a midget, and is happy to get to ride a bike to work again (at least part of the way) after several years of hiatus.
Transportation | Urban Studies
Muecke, Eva-Maria, "Webinar: Pooled Fund Grant 2018 - Tackling Transportation Together" (2018). TREC Webinar Series. 27.