The Board of Regents of The Texas A&M University System approved the Andy Mullins Transportation Planning Fellowship, established by colleagues at the Texas A&M Transportation Institute (TTI). A friend to many across the Institute, Mullins passed away unexpectedly Oct. 22, 2020.
Mullins was a TTI research scientist and the manager of TTI’s Travel Forecasting Program. His research explored travel demand modeling and transportation planning. At TTI, he was known for his technical expertise, management skills, open communication and commitment to excellence.
Always looking to give back to others, Mullins was an outstanding mentor to other researchers as well as students. Matching Mullins’ zeal for learning and professional growth, this fellowship recognizes and rewards TTI employees who are full- or part-time graduate students pursuing degrees that include transportation planning as a focus. To be eligible for the fellowship, students may study areas that include
- planning for all transportation modes (e.g., road, public transit, air, rail, walking and bicycling, and maritime);
- travel demand forecasting;
- public involvement;
- public policy involvement; and
- other related topics.
One $1,000 fellowship for a Ph.D. or master’s student will be awarded annually. Additional fellowships may be awarded based on available funding.
TTI researchers assisted in setting up this fellowship, including (listed in alphabetical order): Rafael Aldrete, Rob Benz, Andrew Birt, Darrell Borchardt, Mary Cearley, Sue Chrysler, Bill Eisele, Reza Farzaneh, Bill Frawley, Tina Geiselbrecht, Ginger Goodin, Kevin Hall, Ed Hard, Dennis Perkinson, Jolanda Prozzi, David Schrank, Ipek Sener, Ed Seymour, Jeff Shelton, Katie Turnbull, Shawn Turner, Juan Villa, Madhu Venugopal and Johanna Zmud.
Turnbull, the organizer of the fellowship, says, “The Andy Mullins Transportation Planning Fellowship honors Andy and his commitment to educating the next generation of transportation professionals. It is made possible by the generous support of his colleagues throughout the Institute.”
If you have any questions or are interested in learning more, please contact Katie Turnbull.