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PhD student, Greg Jankord places first in sustainable mobility essay contest

Greg JankordGreg JankordCongratulations to PhD student, Greg Jankord, who received first place in an essay contest sponsored by the ITS America & Southwest Research Institute. 

The essay prompt, ‘How do you envision disruptive technologies impacting transportation systems to make them safer, greener, and/or smarter over the next 10 years?’ caught Jankord’s attention because he “believes it’s important to discuss how these disruptive technologies will impact society to ensure that everyone benefits and that no groups are left behind.”

In his winning essay, Jankord discusses the implications of intelligent mobility related to moving people, moving freight and moving data, all of which he has research experience in through his time at Ohio State and has helped shape his opinion surrounding the future of mobility.

“My time with the EcoCAR competitions have given me extensive hands on experiences with advanced vehicle technology, and my interactions with professors during class and through research have given me the discipline to research diverse topics and discuss impacts from an engineering, societal, economic and political perspective,” said Jankord.

Jankord, who is pursuing his PhD in mechanical engineering will receive $1000 and a trip to Washington, D.C. to attend the 2019 ITS America Annual Meeting in June.