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Education & Outreach


Students represent the most fundamental reason for the Larson Institute's existence as it pursues the goal of preparing the next generation of transportation professionals. Most research faculty at the Larson Institute have joint appointments with academic units and all initiatives of the Institute are designed to enhance and extend the educational experience of matriculating undergraduate and graduate students as well as working professionals pursuing continuing education activities


The Larson Institute's outreach initiatives include technology transfer, continuing education, and K-12 activities that engage elementary, middle, and high school students, challenge college graduates and undergraduates, and enhance the knowledge and skills of working transportation professionals.

Conferences & Workshops



The Thomas D. Larson Pennsylvania Transportation Institute is Penn State’s transportation research center. Since its founding in 1968, the Larson Institute has maintained a threefold mission of research, education, and service. The Institute brings together top faculty, world-class facilities and enterprising students from across the University in partnership with public and private stakeholders to address critical transportation-related problems.

Thomas D. Larson Pennsylvania Transportation Institute

201 Transportation Research Building

The Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA 16802-4710