There are several aspects to the outreach and public service part of the mission
of the department. One of the most significant parts are the ever-growing
programs housed in the Highway Traffic Safety Programs
which has a long history of providing short courses and other activities to
traffic safety-oriented professionals throughout Michigan. In recent years, the
HTSP offerings have been expanded both in traffic safety and related fields.
Courses have been added in, for example, geometric design and, most recently,
in pavement design and management.
There are also other activities in which departmental
faculty participate. What is not shown are the substantial contributions that
are made to professional societies (e.g., as committee chairpersons, conference
organization, journal editors), service to the community (from local
technically-oriented boards to soccer coaches), and general outreach. Some of
these contributions are highlighted in the personal
pages of our faculty and staff.