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Five students and their IPA staff supervisor share the specifics of each of their research projects through graphics and posters at the 2018 DelDOT Research Showcase

Students working with the Institute for Public Administration presented the highlights of their 2017-2018 academic year research at the annual DelDOT Research Showcase in Dover. From left to right: IPA graduate public administration fellows Betsey Suchanic and Brian Polito, IPA undergraduate public administration fellow Nicholas J. Konzelman, and IPA graduate public administration fellows Brett Swan and Davis Braun are joined by IPA staff member and policy scientist William DeCoursey.

Through their work with the School of Public Policy and Administration's (SPPA) Institute for Public Administration (IPA), five students participated in the Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) Research Showcase in Dover.

As part of the showcase event, graduate students Betsey Suchanic, Brian Polito, Davis Braun, and Brett Swan, as well as undergraduate student Nicholas J. Konzelman, presented posters specifically focused on the research they completed with IPA staff as public administration fellows during the 2017-2018 academic year.

A Spotlight on Research

A complete listing of each student's research project can be found below. Individual posters can be viewed by clicking on the name of each individual research project.

Connected and Automated Vehicles

Presented by: Brett Swan, IPA graduate public administration fellow

Research team: Philip Barnes, IPA associate policy scientist; Chris Kelly, IPA assistant policy scientist; and Brett Swan

Pedestrian Lighting Pilot Study: Dewey Beach

Presented by: Davis Braun, IPA graduate public administration fellow

Research team: William DeCoursey, IPA policy scientist; Jeel Oza, IPA undergraduate public administration fellow; and Davis Braun

Four students pose for a picture with MobilityDE props that include a bus, a pedestrian, a car, and a bicycle.

​Mobility management has been a major focal point of IPA's research and work with MobilityDE. IPA students shared the results of their research at the 2018 DelDOT Research Showcase with posters, presentations, and unique visuals. From left to right: IPA graduate public administration fellows Betsey Suchanic and Brian Polito, IPA undergraduate public administration fellow Nicholas J. Konzelman, and IPA graduate public administration fellow Brett Swan.

Delaware Freight Snapshot

Presented by: Nicholas J. Konzelman, IPA undergraduate public administration fellow

Research team: Troy Mix, IPA policy scientist, and Nicholas J. Konzelman

Evaluating the State of Mobility Management and Specialized Transportation Coordination in Delaware, Phase III(www.mobilityde.org)

Presented by: Brian Polito, IPA graduate public administration fellow

Research team: Julia O'Hanlon, IPA policy scientist; Marcia S. Scott, IPA policy scientist; Kelly James, IPA undergraduate public policy fellow; Betsey Suchanic, IPA graduate public administration fellow; and Brian Polito

Technical Support to Develop and Maintain the Delaware Complete Communities Planning Toolbox (www.completecommunitiesde.org)

Presented by: Betsey Suchanic, IPA graduate public administration fellow

Research team: Marcia S. Scott, IPA policy scientist; Sarah Pragg, IPA policy specialist; IPA undergraduate public administration fellows Katherine Freitag, Haley Stanko, and Allison Michalowski; and Betsey Suchanic

About the DelDOT Research Showcase

The Delaware Center for Transportation within UD's Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering sponsors the DelDOT Research Showcase, which serves as an opportunity to highlight current projects funded by DelDOT and the U.S. Department of Transportation. The 2018 Research Showcase was held at the University of Delaware's Paradee Center on May 9th. During the showcase, IPA Director Dr. Jerome Lewis, senior IPA fellow Dr. James Flynn, and transportation professionals from DelDOT, FHWA, and private industry firms viewed posters and spoke with researchers about their ongoing projects.

About the Institute for Public Administration

The University of Delaware’s Institute for Public Administration addresses the policy, planning, and management needs of its partners through the integration of applied research, professional development, and the education of tomorrow’s leaders.

Article by Chris Kelley.

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Through their work with the School of Public Policy and Administration's Institute for Public Administration, five students participated in the DelDOT Research Showcase in Dover.

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