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Rollin Rally

June 23, 2018
On June 23, 2018 come experience the first annual “Rollin’ Rally” at Kirkwood’s Continuing Education Training Center. Children and their families will have the opportunity see various types of transportation vehicles and learn more about Transportation and Logistics industry careers and employment opportunities. This event is a collaboration of the Transportation Sector Board and coincides with the Cedar Rapids Freedom Festival. The even runs from 10:00am - 2:00pm. See link for more details.

Barnyard Bash

June 22, 2018
The Fairfield Chamber of Commerce will be holding a family-friendly agriculture appreciation event on Friday, June 22nd at the Maasdam Barns. Booths will be open from 5:00-8:00pm.

African American Museum of Iowa Juneteenth Celebration STEM Event

June 16, 2018
NADS will provide hands-on STEM activities at the African American Museum of Iowa's 2018 Juneteenth Celebration. The celebration will be held at the African American Museum of Iowa in Cedar Rapids (see link for address and details). The event will run from 12:00-4:00pm.

STEM Night at Anamosa Middle School

April 26, 2018
If you're an Anamosa student, visit us during your STEM Night on Thursday, April 26th from 6-8pm

Mark Twain Elementary STEAM Night

March 22, 2018
If you're a Mark Twain Elementary School student, visit us during your STEAM Night from 5:30pm to 7:00pm on Thursday, March 22nd.

Linn County STEM Festival

February 20, 2018
We'll be participating in the Linn County STEM Festival! Click the link for more information on this event taking place from 4:00pm to 7:00pm on Tuesday, February 20th.

Southeast Iowa STEM Festival

February 10, 2018
We'll be participating in the Southeast Iowa STEM Festival! Click the link for more information on this event taking place from 10:00am to 1:00pm on Saturday, February 10th.

STEM Day at the Johnson County Fair

July 26, 2017
Are you or someone you know looking for a fun, FREE summer activity? Visit the Johnson County Fair on Wednesday, July 26th for the first-ever STEM Day. STEM Day is perfect for K-12 students who are interested in hands-on experiences in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math!

What: STEM Day at the Johnson County Fair
When: Wednesday, July 26th from 3-7pm
Where: Building B at the fairgrounds
Cost: The fair is free and open to the public!

Exhibitors include: National Advanced Driving Simulator, Grow: Johnson County, Iowa Flood Center, Southeast Iowa STEM Hub, Iowa ATV Injury Prevention Task Force, UI Health Care, State Hygienic Laboratory, and Iowa Tech Chicks

*The Johnson County Fair STEM Day is organized by the SAFER-SIM University Transportation Center at the National Advanced Driving Simulator. The SAFER-SIM program is comprised of a multidisciplinary team of researchers who use innovative simulation approaches to promote safety by sponsoring research, hosting STEM outreach activities, and aiding in transportation safety workforce development efforts. For more information on SAFER-SIM, visit:

Driving Assessment Conference

June 26-29, 2017
In its 9th year, this biennial UI-sponsored symposium is focused on providing an interdisciplinary forum for scientific exchange between users of driving assessment tools, applications, and technology. Attendees include researchers and practitioners working on applications of driving assessment from the perspective of engineering, psychology, medicine, and public health.

SAFER-SIM Webinar: "Utilizing Micro Simulation to Evaluate the Safety and Efficiency of the Expressway System"

February 14, 2017
Presenting this webinar are Drs. Ling Wang, Mohamed Abdel-Aty, and Jaeyoung Lee from the University of Central Florida. The webinar is scheduled from 2:00-3:00pm CST and registration is free.

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Linn County STEM Festival

Date: February 20, 2018
We'll be participating in the Linn County STEM Festival! Click the link for more information on this event taking place from 4:00pm to 7:00pm on Tuesday, February 20th.

Driving Simulation Workshop

A virtual workshop on driving simulator research. This page includes slides presented at the 2013 Transportation Research Board (TRB) Annual Meeting by UI and University of Washington researchers. Links to training materials used by the NADS to train staff in identifying symptoms of simulator sickness are also provided.

Driving Simulator Conference - North America

The Driving Simulator Conference (DSC) is targeted to developers and users of driving simulators for research, education, entertainment, and training. This page contains links to papers and information on proceedings from various conferences throughout the years.

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