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ITE Student Chapter Awards

UTK ITE chapter members with advisorSeven members of the Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) Student Chapter at the University of Tennessee participated in the Tennessee Section ITE summer meeting in Gatlinburg,Tennessee, from July 13 to July 15.

At the meeting, two CEE student members presented their papers for being awarded the second and third place best student paper competition. The first place was awarded to one of our members who could not attend the meeting.

Student paper award winners (2)First Place Student Paper Competition: $500 award

Recipient: Ziwen Ling

Paper Title: How to Prevent Railroad Crossings from Becoming a Hazard to Bicyclists

Second Place Student Paper Competition: $250 award

Recipient: Behram Wali

Paper Title: Heterogeneity Assessment of Incident Durations: A Comparison of Random Parameter and Quantile Regression

Third Place Student Paper Competition: $100 award

Recipient: Kwaku Boakye

Paper Title: The Impacts of Click-It-Or-Ticket Campaign and Saturation Patrol Intervention on Nighttime Seatbelt Usage.

Scholarship recipientsThe Tennessee Section of the Institute of Transportation Engineers (TSITE) sponsors a student scholarship program each year for civil engineering students enrolled at a university within the State of Tennessee who have demonstrated a strong commitment in transportation engineering. This year, three CEE students were also selected to receive several TSITE scholarships.

Alexandra Boggs received the $2,000 John R. Harper Memorial Scholarship

Bumjoon Bae received the $1,200 William L. (Bill) Moore, Jr. Scholarship

Behram Wali received the $1,200 T. Darcy Sullivan Scholarship

Additionally, the ITE Student Chapter was awarded the best TSITE student chapter for the 2015-2016 academic year.