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Upcoming Meeting Dates
Transportation Quote of the Day
Communicating Transportation
Weird Signs
Quick Hits
Cookie Recipe
Hurricane Isaac
Important Dates 
September 27, 2012
KYSITE Fall Meeting
November 8, 2012
KYSITE Annual Meeting
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The Changing Face of Transportation


We lost an important figure in American history this past

"I believe every human has a finite number of heartbeats. I don't intend to waste any of mine." - N. Armstrong

week with the passing of Astronaut Neil Armstrong.  While many of our readers are too young to have witnessed him walking on the moon on television on July 20, 1969, we suspect that there are several of you that sat there in amazement as this incredible feat was accomplished.  There is no doubt that Mr. Armstrong's walk on the moon inspired young folks throughout our great nation to jump into science and engineering.


This newsletter includes: 

  • More details on KYSITE Fall Meeting
  • Communicating Transportation Article
  • Quote of the Day
  • Weird Signs
  • Quick Hits 
  • Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

Let us know if you need anything from KYSITE -- we're here to help! 


- KYSITE Officers

More KYSITE Fall Meeting Details

The KYSITE Fall Technical Meeting will be on the morning of Thursday, September 27, 2012 at the University Club at the University of Louisville. Big Four


The meeting will start around 9:00.  And while we are still working on the agenda, we are looking forward to featureing the work on the Big Four bridge.



There is still room for one or two more presenters.  Therefore, if you have a particular topic or presenter you would like to recommend, please contact one the officers directly, or send a note to 


Stay tuned to your inbox for an email from KYSITE about the meeting and RSVP information.

Quote of the Dayglass full empty

"To the optimist, the glass is half full.


To the pessimist, the glass is half empty.


To the engineer, the glass is twice as big as it needs to be."

- Anonymous

Communicating Transportation
By: Billy Garrison (GRW)



Many transportation projects are strongly opposed by the public. Could the reason be that engineers have a hard time communicating their reasoning behind a design to the general public? Lloyd Brown, the communications director has some advice on how to communicate transportation to the public. To read Brown's advice, click here.

Weird Signs
Quick Hits


Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Giving Kids a Chance to Be Creative


New Report: Making Bicycles Part of the Conversation


Complete Streets: Policy Analysis 2011


Recipe: Chocolate Chip Cookies (by an Engineer)
(aka: Why Engineers Don't Write Recipe Books) 


  1. 532.35 cm3 gluten cookies
  2. 4.9 cm3 NaHCO3
  3. 4.9 cm3 refined halite
  4. 236.6 cm3 partially hydrogenated tallow triglyceride
  5. 177.45 cm3 crystalline C12H22O11
  6. 177.45 cm3 unrefined C12H22O11
  7. 4.9 cm3 methyl ether of protocatechuic aldehyde
  8. Two calcium carbonate-encapsulated avian albumen-coated protein
  9. 473.2 cm3 theobroma cacao
  10. 236.6 cm3 de-encapsulated legume meats (sieve size #10)

To a 2 litre jacketed round reactor vessel (reactor #1) with an overall heat transfer coefficient of about 100 Btu/F-ft2-hr, add ingredients one, two and three with constant agitation. In a second 2 litre reactor vessel with a radial flow impeller operating at 100 rpm, add ingredients four, five, six, and seven until the mixture is homogenous.

To reactor #2, add ingredient eight, followed by three equal volumes of the homogenous mixture in reactor #1. Additionally, add ingredient nine and ten slowly, with constant agitation. Care must be taken at this point in the reaction to control any temperature rise that may be the result of an exothermic reaction. 

Using a screw extrude attached to a #4 nodulizer, place the mixture piece-meal on a 316SS sheet (300 x 600 mm). Heat in a 460K oven for a period of time that is in agreement with Frank & Johnston's first order rate expression (see JACOS, 21, 55), or until golden brown. Once the reaction is complete, place the sheet on a 25C heat-transfer table, allowing the product to come to equilibrium. 



Hurricane IsaacHurricane

Through our association with SDITE, many of us in KYSITE  have friends in the Deep South.  Please keep them in your thoughts and prayers as they get through the damage left behind from the hurricane.

In the Next Edition... 
Coming Soon  

- More details about the KYSITE Fall Meeting on September 27th

- Return of the Member Profile??

Thanks for your continued support of KYSITE!  

2012 KYSITE Board; and

Scott Walker, Editor