Exploring the Science of Driving

The federal government has identified a critical need for additional STEM workers as the nation moves forward. In April 2012, a report issued by the U.S. Congress Joint Economic Committee Chairman's Staff identified that improving access to STEM education is required to strengthen the U.S. workforce to compete in the world economy. In many cases, it remains a challenge to get school aged children excited about STEM classes which can often be more challenging. There is a critical need for outreach to teachers and students to make this content more relevant and approachable. School aged children aged 13-16 are often very interested in and motivated by driving as they approach getting their license. This creates and opportunity to introduce STEM concepts to these teens through an interactive driving simulation environment.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Research project done at the University of Iowa


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  • Status: Active
  • Contract Numbers:


  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Research and Innovative Technology Administration

    University Transportation Centers Program
    1200 New Jersey Avenue
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Project Managers:

    Kline, Robin

  • Performing Organizations:

    Safety Research Using Simulation University Transportation Center (SaferSim)

    University of Iowa
    Iowa City, IA  United States  52242
  • Principal Investigators:

    Flynn, Leslie

    Brown, Timothy

  • Start Date: 20150101
  • Expected Completion Date: 20160630
  • Actual Completion Date: 20170117
  • Source Data: RiP Project 39200

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01556645
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Safety Research Using Simulation University Transportation Center (SaferSim)
  • Contract Numbers: DTRT13-G-UTC53
  • Files: UTC, RiP
  • Created Date: Mar 11 2015 1:01AM