Published: Dec. 21, 2012

Professor Matthew Hallowell was recently awarded a Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) program award from the National Science Foundation for "Predictive Modeling of Construction Injuries in Complex Environments." The research objective is to test the hypothesis that over half of the variability in construction injury statistics can be explained by a few inherent and basic attributes of construction environments. If successful, the research results will enhance understanding of the fundamental causes of construction injuries and allow for accurate risk forecasts, directly addressing a critical societal concern that affects approximately six percent of the US workforce. The project places strong emphasis on teaching integration using virtual reality and outreach to the Hispanic community.