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Potential Sponsors

The innovative research at NTC would not be possible without the support of our sponsors. Sponsorship opportunities include providing financial support, internship opportunities, donations of research equipment, and donations of time or other resources that support NTC's mission. For a list of current sponsors or to contact us about becoming a sponsor, please click here:

It's easy to donate now to the Nebraska Transportation Center Excellence Fund. To do so, please click here:

Prospective Students

NTC is committed to providing the highest quality educational experience to our students and offers many opportunities for graduate and undergraduate students interested in the transportation field. For information on educational and research opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students, please contact:

Laviania Thandayithabani, Assistant Director of Operations

K-12 Teachers and Parents

For a repository of high-quality, peer-reviewed lesson plans for grades 6-12, please visit: our lesson plan page.
For more information and to apply, please visit the teacher application page.
To submit an application for your child, please visit the student application page.
We welcome K-12 student groups that are interested in learning about transportation engineering and would like to visit the transportation research facilities at the newly remodeled Whittier Research Center. For more information or to arrange a field trip, please contact Charise Alexander at (402) 472-6078 or

Elected Officials & Staff

NTC's expert faculty members conduct objective research on all surface transportation modes. To locate an expert in a particular area, or to find information on a research project, please contact:

Dr. Laurence Rilett, Director, Nebraska Transportation Center
(402) 472-1992

News Media

Media representatives are welcome to contact us with questions about current research projects or to request background information on one of our many research areas. Copies of final research reports are available in hard copy or electronically by request. For information, please contact:
Dr. Laurence Rilett, Director, Nebraska Transportation Center
(402) 472-1992


NTC is the premier university transportation center in the Midwest and a dynamic place to work, with state-of-the-art laboratory facilities and equipment. Opportunities are regularly available for graduate research assistantships, internships, undergraduate and graduate student positions, and post-doctoral research associates. If you are interested in working at NTC, please send your resume to Please check back periodically for information on other employment opportunities.

Conferences and Events

NTC would love to help host your meeting, conference, or event. With over 17 collective years of event coordination experience, our staff will make planning your event an easy and pleasant experience. Our professional services include room set-up, equipment set-up (such as projectors and laptops), beverage service, catering orders, meeting room booking, and more as your event requires. For more information on facilities and services available, please contact:

April Edwards, Event Manager
(402) 472-6078