The Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) student chapter at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville recently won the 2018 Outstanding Student Chapter in the Southern District of ITE. Over 25 universities from 9 different states participated in this competition with UTK ITE coming in first and receiving an award for $200.
In the report submitted for the competition, the UTK ITE noted their undergraduate membership increased by 29 percent and female membership increased by 5 percent. During the year, members participated in more than 8 outreach events ranging from Engineer’s Day to Transit Day, where the chapter engaged and motivated elementary, middle, and high school students to consider career opportunities in the transportation realm. The chapter expressed their gratitude to the university’s faculty, department staff, UTK Center for Transportation Research, Southeastern Transportation Research, Collaborative Sciences Center for Road Safety (CSCRS), and our liaisons with the Tennessee Section of ITE for their support and guidance.
Additionally, members competed in the Southern District ITE paper competition, where students submitted a maximum of 15 pages of research on a transportation subject. The award of $200 in addition to scholarly recognition went to Ali Marie Boggs on her research of partially automated vehicle crashes in California.