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Public Roads - January/February 2015

Date:
January/February 2015
Issue No:
Vol. 78 No. 4
Publication Number:
FHWA-HRT-15-002
Table of Contents

Excitement Reigns During Presidential Visit

by Doug Hecox and Debra S. Elston

President Obama’s tour of FHWA’s Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center offered a once-in-a-lifetime experience for TFHRC employees. Check out this photo spread!

 

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The President greets an enthusiastic throng of TFHRC employees.

 

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After waiting in the hot July sun, TFHRC staff eagerly anticipates the arrival of President Obama.

 

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Shaking hands with the President is transportation engineer Peng “Patrick” Su, a contractor with the Saxton Transportation Operations Laboratory.

 

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The President shakes hands with TFHRC employees. On the left is LaKesha Perry, a chemist technician, and next to her is Lisa A. Shuler, team director, Innovation Management and Communications.

 

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Surrounded by news crews, the President follows Dr. David Yang, Human Factors team leader in the Office of Safety Research and Development, to the driving simulator.

 

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The President shakes hands with electronics technician Christopher Huffman, a contractor at TFHRC.

 

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Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx discusses the potential of connected vehicle research prior to introducing the President.

 

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The President meets more TFHRC employees.

 

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Meeting the President is (left to right) Jussara Tanesi, manager of the Concrete Lab. Next to her is Raghu Satyanarayana, a program manager; Chandni Balachandran, a research chemist; and Heather Mathieson, a technical editor.

 

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The President greets David Tchaou, a student attending a 3-day Transportation Summer Mini-Camp at TFHRC. In addition to meeting the President, Tchaou and five other students received hands-on training in transportation research at several of TFHRC’s laboratories.