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RSG Senior Director to Lead Guest Lecture at UVM

RSG Senior Director, Robert Chamberlin, will present, “Pedestrian Design,” as a guest lecturer to engineering students at the University of Vermont (UVM). The presentation will draw on local and national pedestrian design projects completed by RSG and give students greater insight into holistic design approaches. A particular focus will be the application of pedestrian capacity models implemented through New York City’s City Environmental Quality Review (CEQR) procedures.

04.01.2014

RSG Co-founder to Speak at Dartmouth Film Screening

RSG Co-founder, Dennis Meadows, will speak following a screening of Planetary Limits: A Last Call, a documentary based on Meadows’ groundbreaking book Limits to Growth. The screening will take place April 1st at 5pm at Dartmouth College. The one-hour film will be followed by a reception and Q&A session.

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RSG Consultants to Judge Vermont State Science & Math Fair

Four RSG staff members, Senior Director, Nelson Whipple; Senior Consultant, Jeff Dumont; and Consultants, Jeff Keller and Katlin Gnojek, will be part of the judging panel at the 2014 Vermont State Science & Math Fair (VSSMF) held at Norwich University in Northfield, Vermont. The VSSMF is open to all middle and high school students in the state of Vermont and project topics span all areas of science, technology, engineering, and math. For the second year RSG will award $200 to the student whose project best identifies an opportunity to apply mathematics, science, or statistics to understand human behavior. This is RSG’s fifth year as a corporate sponsor of the VSSMF.

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RSG to Lead Presentations at the 2014 Vermont Walk/Bike Summit

Two RSG presentations have been accepted for the upcoming Vermont Walk/Bike Summit in Burlington, Vermont. RSG Director David Saladino will present, “Enhancing Safety and Mobility for Bicyclists, Pedestrians, and Motorists: The Pearl/Prospect/Colchester Avenue Intersection Pilot Improvements,” and RSG Consultants Ben Swanson and Corey Mack will lead, “Measuring the Effectiveness of a Road Diet – Before & After Implementation.” Both presentations highlight RSG’s holistic approach to engineering design and commitment to improving roadway safety.

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RSG Consultants to Judge Vermont State Science & Math Fair

Four RSG staff members, Senior Director, Nelson Whipple; Senior Consultant, Jeff Dumont; and Consultants, Jeff Keller and Katlin Gnojek, will be part of the judging panel at the 2014 Vermont State Science & Math Fair (VSSMF) held at Norwich University in Northfield, Vermont. The VSSMF is open to all middle and high school students in the state of Vermont and project topics span all areas of science, technology, engineering, and math. For the second year RSG will award $200 to the student whose project best identifies an opportunity to apply mathematics, science, or statistics to understand human behavior. This is RSG’s fifth year as a corporate sponsor of the VSSMF.

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RSG Analyst Gives Guest Lecture at Concordia University

RSG Analyst, Tristan Cherry, returned to his alma mater, Concordia University in Montreal, to discuss RSG’s transportation market research techniques with undergraduate and graduate students in Dr. Zack Patterson’s Analyzing Choice class. Students in Dr. Patterson’s class spend the semester designing, implementing, and reporting on the results of a stated preference survey related to an environmental or transportation issue. Tristan’s presentation focused on RSG’s transportation market research work and provided students with real world examples of toll and transit market research practices.

RSG Director to Present at MIT

RSG Director, Dan Weinstein, will present, “Forecasting Adoption of Alternative Vehicle Powertrains Using Discrete Choice Methods,” at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) on March 19th as part of the Transportation at MIT seminar series. Dan’s presentation will focus on discrete choice modeling techniques and how they can be used to help automotive manufacturers and suppliers quantify the trade-offs that consumers make between vehicle attributes.

03.19.2014

Journal Article Co-authored by RSG Senior Staff Published in Leisure Sciences

A peer-reviewed journal article co-authored by RSG Director, Steve Lawson, RSG Senior Advisor, Peter Newman, and others, was published in the latest issue of Leisure Sciences. The article, titled “Photograph Presentation Order and Range Effects in Visual-Based Outdoor Recreation Research,” explores potential biases in visual-based recreation research. Visual-based research refers to the use of computer-edited images and/or other visual representations to simulate conditions in recreation settings and is one of the most widely applied methods to assess the social acceptability of visitor experience and resource conditions.

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03.14.2014

RSG Senior Advisor’s Research on “Does Doing Good Mean Doing Well?”

The work of RSG Senior Advisor and Tuck School of Business professor, Scott Neslin, is featured in Tuck’s Winter Forum. The article titled “Does Doing Good Mean Doing Well?” outlines Scott and colleagues’ work to determine whether consumers' feelings about corporate social responsibility have caused them to be more loyal. The full research findings will be published in the International Journal of Research in Marketing.

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RSG Director Presents at Penn State University

RSG Director, Steve Lawson, gave a seminar to graduate students and faculty from Penn State University’s Department of Recreation, Park, and Tourism Management program on Friday, March 8. Steve’s seminar included an overview of RSG and examples of our work with the National Park Service. The event was organized by RSG Senior Advisor, Peter Newman, who was recently named head of the Department of Recreation, Park and Tourism Management, and Penn State University graduate student Mike Ferguson.