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Technology was the theme of the day for the Urban Freight Lab on September 12. At the very first Tech Day hosted by the SCTL Center, UFL members and venture capital leaders spent the afternoon listening to presentations and discussing how three very different emerging technologies could be applied to the Lab’s two priority problems.

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Ed McCormack

SCTL Research Associate Professor Ed McCormack spent the first half of May in Norway working on technology systems designed to improve the reliability of transporting fish freight. CEE Professor and SCTL Center Advisory Board member Yinhai Wang joined him to provide technical expertise on this project.   

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Manali Sheth

On May 17, 2017, the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals hosted a tour of the Food Lifeline facility that included a panel discussion on the relationship between food waste and food security in Washington State. Statistics on food waste highlight the discrepancy between hunger and consumption. Nearly 40% of all food in the United States is wasted, while about 1 in 7 people experience hunger in Western Washington.

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We’re so glad you asked! We’re busy, busy, busy over here with the Final 50 Project, lots of events and talks, and the application review for our new class of SCTL master's students (final application deadline was May 1). Read on for our highlights this month.  

Megan Reardon

We're thrilled to announce that Charlie's Produce has joined Costco, Nordstrom, UPS, and USPS as a founding member of the Urban Freight Lab! We look forward to the unique perspective this local fresh food delivery company will bring to the Final 50 Feet project. Welcome to Charlie's!