Mac Lang Receives Transportation Research Board Award
City and Regional Planning master’s student Daniel (Mac) Lang received one of the Transportation Research Board’s eleven annual Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Graduate Research Awards. The award is given to research on airport and aviation systems issues in order to help the public sector continue to improve quality, reliability, safety, and security of the civil aviation system.
ACRP Graduate Research Awards stimulate thought, discussion, and research by those who will become part of the future airport industry workforce. This year’s 11 graduate student awardees represent eight universities from across the U.S. Their research focuses on a wide variety of topics including pavements, baggage handling, cybersecurity, runway incursion prevention systems, airport arts programs, and airport noise.
Lang received the award for his article “Curating an Inclusive Journey: Examining Institutional Strategies for Promoting Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Airport Arts.” Amber Woodburn McNair is his faculty mentor.
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The awards will support the MCRP student’s research on incorporating Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.