A message from CTS Director Laurie McGinnis
Many Minnesota products are well-known—and shipped—worldwide. From Post-it® notes to medical devices to Cheerios™, products originating in Minnesota are proof that our state’s industries can innovate and thrive in changing times.
The University of Minnesota is also an exporter to the world. Our output? New knowledge and a skilled workforce—the underpinnings of innovation and prosperity.
U of M researchers generate the breakthrough ideas and real-world solutions needed to tackle transportation challenges. Faculty also educate and mentor the students who will put these ideas into place, whether in the public sector or private industry.
CTS supports these efforts in many ways. For example, we form connections among disciplines, funders, and stakeholders to ensure that research takes a broad look at the issues and addresses practical needs. We operate student programs such as summer camps to attract K-12 students to transportation-related degrees. And we make information available through events, websites, and other means.
Our latest annual report shares highlights of these activities. As always, our success depends on the support of our partners, sponsors, and committee members. My deepest thanks to you all for your commitment.