The Student Hourly Assistant, under the direct supervision of the Program Specialist II as well as the supervision of the Co-Principle Investigator (Project Faculty), will assist the Department of Civil Engineering with the Toyota Challenge Personal Mobility research project. The project will focus on in-depth research, development of pilots and mobility solutions for making transportation more accessible for the target populations of persons with disabilities, older adults, and disabled veterans residing in the immediate Prairie View A&M University community.
Participating in all Toyota Business Practices (TBP) introductory lessons in order to understand the TBP principles and methodologies to further shape and guide the approach to addressing the Challenge Launch problem statement
Participating in collecting and analyzing data regarding the study area, transportation assets, and targeted population
Interaction with the Toyota Advisory Committee (TAC) during various phases of the project to seek advice and provide feedback at key points during this phase of the project. The TAC will include local and regional stakeholders, Prairie View A&M University faculty, and Toyota Representatives
Conducting an extensive literature review on accessible transportation (personal mobility) applications, policies, practices, and evaluation methods described in various published sources
Participating in writing a Technical Memorandum containing a comprehensive summary of the extensive literature review results
Identifying mobility gaps, root causes, and potential countermeasures proposed for the target populations of persons with disabilities, older adults, and disabled veterans residing within the study area.
Using appropriate Geospatial Information Systems (GIS) tools to facilitate implementation of the Toyota Challenge project
Required Education and Experience:
Presently enrolled for at least nine (9) graduate or six (6) undergraduate semester credit hours during the term in which the work is to be done.
Must be in academic good standing (SAP) as demonstrated through your college; minimum 3.0 GPA
No prior experience necessary
For work eligibility during a summer term, a student must be enrolled for at least six (6) graduate or undergraduate semester credit hours during the term in which the work is to be done or preregistered at least six (6) undergraduate semester hours or nine (9) graduate semester hours for the upcoming fall term.
Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Microsoft Office Suite
Written and Verbal communication
Work cooperatively with others
The student must have participated in the 2018 Toyota Challenge Personal Mobility summer research project.
Job Posting Close Date:
Please attach all required documents listed below in the attachment box labeled as either “Resume/CV or Resume/Cover Letter” on the application. Multiple attachments may be included in the “Resume/CV” or Resume/Cover Letter” attachment box.
Cover Letter (Optional)
Detailed Class Schedule
Award Letter (Work-Study positions only)
Application Submission Guidelines:
The required documents listed in the above Required Attachments section must be attached to the application prior to the job closing date indicated to ensure full consideration for the application submitted. Please contact the Office of Human Resource on or before the closing date indicated above at 936-261-1793 or
Internal Number: R-017587
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