N.C. A&T’s Stanley Accepted as 2021 Transportation Review Board Minority Student Fellow

By Staff Report / 07/05/2020 College of Business and Economics, Transportation & Supply Chain

EAST GREENSBORO, N.C. (July 6, 2020) – North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University graduate student Patrick Stanley has been accepted as a Transportation Review Board (TRB) Minority Student Fellow for 2021.

Stanley, of Four Oaks, North Carolina, is pursuing an MBA with a supply chain management concentration in N.C. A&T’s Willie A. Deese College of Business and Economics.

As a fellowship recipient, Stanley will write and submit a research paper on the trucking industry and changes in the hours of service (HOS) standards during the COVID-19 pandemic. He intends to analyze commercial vehicle accident data from trucking capacity statistics recorded on government sites and in articles written during the COVID-19 pandemic and compare the information with data from periods of standard operations.

Stanley will present his paper at the annual TRB meeting Jan. 23-26, 2021, in Washington, D.C.

“Trucking capacity, delivery times and hours driven are important factors influencing supply chain efficiency,” said Stanley. “These areas interest me because HOS standards directly impact supply chain design, distribution and transportation decision making.”

Stanley interned as a research assistant with the Center for Advanced Transportation Mobility (CATM) at A&T as an undergraduate. He received his B.S. in supply chain management in 2019.

In 2017, he worked under Xiuli Qu, Ph.D., and Sachin Mhatre, a Ph.D. candidate in the industrial and systems engineering department, to summarize and organize Hurricane Matthew data to be used to evaluate emergency management responses and activities. During the summer of 2018, he participated in the U.S. Department of Transportation Summer Transportation Internship Program for Diverse Groups with the Federal Railroad Administration.

Stanley was selected as a 2018-19 Dwight David Eisenhower HBCU Transportation Fellowship Award recipient, attended the 2019 TRB meeting and is an active member of Beta Gamma Sigma honor society.

“Patrick has taken advantage of practically every occasion the Transportation Institute at A&T has offered to learn more about the transportation industry, including professional development, scholarships and fellowships, internships and networking opportunities,” said Maranda McBride, Ph.D., director of Transportation Institute and CATM. “Patrick expressed to me his desire to become a transportation professional several years ago and I can truly say I am pleased to see he is receiving this high honor. His hard work and dedication are definitely paying off.”

The TRB partners with the U.S. Federal Highway Administration to fund TRB’s Minority Student Fellows Program through the Dwight David Eisenhower Fellowship Program. The programs promote participation of minorities in transportation careers and in TRB by providing funds for qualified students to attend the TRB annual meeting.

TRB Minority Student Fellowships are for juniors, seniors and graduate students who are pursuing transportation-related degrees and who plan to enter the transportation profession upon completing their education. Each university uses its own selection process in deciding which students to send as TRB Minority Student Fellows.

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