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Engineers from NHTSA and TRC Inc. honored with 2003 Arch T. Colwell Merit Award

WARRENDALE, Pa., July 27, 2005 - Mr. O’Harra is a research engineer at NHTSA’s Vehicle Research and Test Center (VRTC) working under contract at the Transportation Research Center since 2000. From 2000 to 2001, he performed heavy truck research, and in 2001 he began light vehicle rollover propensity and electronic stability control testing. He has written several papers relating to untripped dynamic rollover propensity maneuvers and test surfaces. He received a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in 1997, and a master’s degree in mechanical engineering from The Ohio State University in 1999.