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Tuesday, October 09, 2012

WTS Grant Writing Workshop

04:15 PM - 07:00 PM Eastern Standard Time



Location: Governor Hotel, 614 Southwest 11th Avenue, Portland, OR 97205, (503) 224-3400

The WTS Professional Development committee is presenting a Grant Writing Workshop that is tailored to transportation professionals. Join us for this opportunity to hone your grant writing skills with tips from expert panelists (see bios below). Led by KC Cooper, the workshop will include interactive activities and a chance to ask questions of the panelists so that you can benefit from their recent experience of writing and reviewing transportation grant proposals.

To Register: http://www.wtsevents.org/chapter/Portland/ (Registration will close Monday, October 8th at 7pm)

Registration for AICP Credit is pending.

Cost: $30 Members; $40 Non-Members; $20 Student Members; $30 Student Non-Members

KC Cooper: KC Cooper, Communications Specialist for David Evans and Associates, has over 28 years of experience in facilitation and communication strategies. She provides public involvement for large transportation projects around the Portland metropolitan region. KC has worked in the private, public and non-profit sectors, and has written successful grants for non-profits. She recently authored the Sellwood Bridge TIGER III grant, which received federal funding.

Robert Bertini: Robert Bertini is a professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Portland State University. From 2009-2011, Bertini served as Deputy Administrator of the Research and Innovative Technology Administration at the U.S. Department of Transportation. Earlier at PSU, he helped develop the Intelligent Transportation Systems Laboratory and the Oregon Transportation Research and Education Consortium (OTREC).A registered professional engineer in Oregon and California, Bertini's experience includes work with local government, several national transportation consulting firms and the auto industry. He has supervised students in Civil and Environmental Engineering, Urban Studies and Planning, Computer Science, and Statistics at the undergraduate, Master's and Ph.D. levels, and teaches courses in intelligent transportation systems, public transportation and transportation operations. Bertini is the author or co-author of many publications including journal articles, conference proceedings, book chapters and technical reports. He chairs the Transportation Research Board Committee on Traffic Flow Theory and Characteristics, and received a National Science Foundation CAREER award. An active French horn player and former city planning commissioner, Bertini earned a B.S. in Civil Engineering from the California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo; an M.S. in Civil Engineering from San Jose State University, and a Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from the University of California at Berkeley.

 

Jonathan Fink: Jonathan Fink currently serves as the Vice President for Research and Strategic Partnerships and Professor of Geology at Portland State University. In this role he works with PSU's faculty and administrators to shape the university's portfolio of research and creative activities and to link these to the needs and interests of partners in Metro Portland and beyond. Prior to moving to Portland in September 2010, Dr. Fink spent 30 years at Arizona State University in a variety of faculty and administrative positions, including Professor of Geological Sciences, Chairman of the Geology Department, Vice President for Research and Economic Affairs, University Professor of Sustainability, University Sustainability Officer, and Director of the Global Institute of Sustainability. His primary scientific expertise is on the physics and chemistry of volcanic eruptions on earth and other planets. His current and policy interests also concern problems of urban sustainability, conservation biology, natural hazards, renewable energy, and trans-boundary water conflicts.

Dr. Fink received a B.A. in geology and biology from Colb College, a PhD. in geology from Stanford University, and held post-doctoral appointments in the Applied Math Department at the Weizmann Institute (Israel) and in Planetary Geology group at ASU. In 1992-93 he was Director of the National Science Foundation's Geochemistry and Petrology Program, and visting scientist at the Smithsonian Institution. He also has been a Visiting Fellow on several occasions in the Research School of Earth Sciences at Australian National University. He is a fellow of the Geological Society of America and the American Association for the Advancement of Science, a Trustee of the Arizona Chapter of The Nature Conservancy, a member of the Board of Advisors of the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of Natural History, and a member of the National Board of Advisors for KB Home.

Art Pearce: Art Pearce is a Senior Capital Project Manager with the City of Portland Bureau of Transportation. For fourteen years, Art has worked on a variety of transportation projects focused primarily on transit corridor development and neighborhood revitalization. Recent projects include the planning and implementation of Portland's South Waterfront District and the Portland Aerial Tram. In 2009 Art led the planning and funding for the reconstruction of the SW Moody Street including a $23 million "Innovation Quadrant" TIGER Grant award.

Art if currently representing the City of Portland on the Portland to Milwaukie Light Rail Project and the Portland Streetcar system and lead staff for pursuing the design and funding for numerous street, streetcar pedestrian/bike infrastructure projects.

Art has a Masters Degree in Urban and Regional Planning from Portland State University and a Bachelors Degree in Urban Studies from the College of Wooster.

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