Peter K. O’Rourke Special Achievement Award
The Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) presented the Peter K. O’Rourke Special Achievement Award for outstanding highway safety accomplishments during the previous calendar year to The Connecticut DOT and UCONN Transportation Safety Research Center for Crash Data Improvement, a partnership that developed a statewide electronic reporting system based on the national Model Minimum Uniform Crash Criteria (MMUCC) that provides real time crash data to all highway safety users. The tools developed through this program are easily transferable to other states looking to modernize their crash reporting system. As a result of this project, crash report processing times have been reduced from 16 months to two weeks, and the number of errors that have to be manually corrected have dropped to just 1% of all MMUCC reports.
2016 Dean’s Excellence Award
Dr. Eric Jackson was presented with the School of Engineering Dean’s Excellence Award on April 26, 2016
The UCONN School of Engineering has recently established the Dean’s Excellence Award recognizing faculty or staff whose work has made a significant impact in research, education or engagement. The award targets high impact, singular achievements, such as a granted patent with a strong market value, a publication in a highly regarded journal, a publication that is highly cited within a single year, a significant collaboration with industry partners, a highly recognized outreach activity, an innovative educational methodology, an innovative way to improve department/school operations or organizing a major conference/workshop.
2015 Bright Ideas Program
The Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation J.F.K. School of Government, Harvard University
“Bright Ideas an initiative that recognizes creative and promising government programs and partnerships. The initiative is offered through the Innovations in Government Program, a program of the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation at Harvard Kennedy School. For more information, please visit http://innovationsaward.harvard.edu/brightideas.cfm”
2015 Best Practices in Traffic Records
Association of Transportation Safety Information Professionals (ATSIP)
41st International Traffic Records Forum
“This year at the 41st International Forum on Traffic Records and Highway Information Systems, our Connecticut Team, which encompasses the CTSRC and the CT DOT, won First Place for Best Practices in Traffic Records!”