CUTC - Council of University Transportation Centers

Challenges and Opportunities for
Recruiting Native Americans
to Transportation Careers

A webinar series on the Indigenous People of
America’s experience in transportation 
hosted by the Council of University
Transportation Centers

Webinar 1

October 22, 2021

Indigenous People in Transportation. In the inaugural session of the 2021-2022 CUTC webinar series, a panel composed of Native American thought leaders from industry, government and academia, will discuss the challenges and opportunities of increasing the number of Native Americans pursuing careers in transportation.  The panel members will discuss their experiences and thoughts with attendees. This session will also aid in identifying topics for discussion in later webinars.

Moderator & Speakers

MODERATORDr. Laurence R. Rilett
CUTC President
Ginn Distinguished Professor of Civil Engineering at Auburn University and Director of the Auburn University Transportation Research Institute
SPEAKERDr. Gabriel Bruguier
Education and Outreach Coordinator
Mid-America Transportation Center (MATC) at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln
SPEAKERSydney Allen
Partner and Technical Advisor
Nebraska Accident Reconstruction, LLC
SPEAKERMr. Chris Howell
Executive Director
Kansas Native American Affairs (KNAA) Office
Tribal Liaison for Governor Laura Kelly
SPEAKERDr. Michael Oltrogge
Nebraska Indian Community College (NICC)