September 11, 2023

Mac Lang Awarded Grants to Support Thesis Research

The awards will support the MCRP student’s research on incorporating Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.

Mac Lang Awarded Grants to Support Thesis Research

Second-year MCRP student Mac Lang was awarded two grants to support his master’s thesis project.

The  Graduate Research Award (GRA) by the Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) supports graduate researchers with an interest in airport planning, policy-making, operation, and design. GRA research is intended to address practical challenges facing the aviation industry and find innovative solutions to advance the quality, safety, and reliability of the U.S. civil aviation system. As part of the GRA, Lang will receive a $12,000 grant stipend, support from an advisory committee of industry experts, and the opportunity to present his research at the TRB Annual Meeting in January 2025.

The Sustainable Aviation Research grant was awarded by Ohio State University's Sustainability Institute made possible by a gift from Honda.

Lang’s research will produce an industry-oriented analysis of best practices for incorporating Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion into airport arts programs and institutional strategies to maximize their impact on the communities they serve.