Now Accepting Nominations for the 2016 Roy Award

November 6, 2015 at 2:42 pm

Roy Awards – via Harvard

CLICK HERE to fill out the nomination form.  Self nomination is permissible and encouraged.


The Roy Family Award for Environmental Partnership is presented every two years to an outstanding public-private partnership project that enhances environmental quality through the use of novel and creative approaches.

The mission of the Roy Family Award is to encourage governments, companies, and organizations worldwide to push the boundaries of creativity and to take risks that result in significant changes that benefit the environment and create leverage for greater action. We need your help to identify the most innovative and impactful partnerships around the world. Partnerships should be unusually creative and provide a model for improvement that is transferable to other issues or geographic regions. We are looking for organizations that have advanced a new idea, model, or paradigm that could be replicable for other efforts to improve the quality of the environment or natural resources.

Partnerships can consist of individuals or academic, business, civic, government, and non-profit groups. Projects can be domestic or international in scope, should involve a novel leap in creativity, and should foster significant positive changes that improve environmental quality or protect natural resources. The character, scope, and transferability of the environmental benefits created as a result of the partnership will be a major consideration in selecting the recipient. This is not a “lifetime achievement award,” but rather an award for a specific program or initiative. Modafinil online, this award recognizes multiple parties.

For more information on the Roy Award and the nomination process, please contact

When Swarms Talk to Drones – Evolution of Robotics Is Approaching Scary Levels (And It is Awesome)

October 25, 2012 at 6:15 pm

There are many exciting developments in the world of robotics and here is one from the European Union, funded under the EU’s  7th Framework Programme.  The video below shows how a drone can take over command and control responsibilities of a swarm on the ground, without any external communication channels like GPS (i.e., Spatially Targeted Communication and Self-Assembly).  Some of the example applications shown here are cool, i.e, moving chairs, bringing snacks to a guy watching TV, pushing the water container, etc.  But this one has far more devastating implications when deployed for the military in remote battlefields.

Event Alert: Senate Hearing – The Future of National Surface Transportation Policy (live streaming)

April 27, 2009 at 6:14 pm

Surface Transportation and Merchant Marine Infrastructure, Safety, and Security

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

02:30 PM

SR – 253

The Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation announces the following Surface Transportation and Merchant Marine Infrastructure, Safety, and Security Subcommittee hearing on The Future of National Surface Transportation Policy.


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Opening Remarks

Panel 1

The Honorable Ray LaHood 


Department of Transportation

Panel 2

Anne P. Canby 


Surface Transportation Policy Partnership

James Corless 

Campaign Director 

Transportation for America

Steve Heminger 

Executive Director 

Metropolitan Transportation Commission

Ned S. Holmes 

Texas Transportation Commissioner and Chairman 

Transportation Transformation Group