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Six Students Named 2020 Traffic Safety Scholars

Collage of headshots of the six traffic safety scholars.

The six Traffic Safety Scholars. Top row, left to right: Iman Mahdinia, Nima Hoseinzadeh, and Amin Mohammadnazar. Bottom row, left to right: Yi Wen, Nitesh Shah, and Ramin Arvin.

CEE graduate students Ramin Arvin, Nima Hoseinzadeh, Iman Mahdinia, Amin Mohammadnazar, Nitesh Shah, and Yi Wen have been named 2020 Traffic Safety Scholars (TSS).

These six scholars were recognized through a rigorous selection process from a group of 50 US and international students.

The Lifesaver’s Conference is the nation’s largest and oldest gathering of highway safety professionals that showcases the latest research, evidence-based strategies, proven countermeasures and promising new approaches for eliminating traffic deaths and reducing serious injuries.

While the scholars would normally receive a $1,000 scholarship to attend the annual Lifesavers National Conference on Highway Safety Priorities, due to the spread of the Coronavirus, the conference was canceled this year. However, the team will still be able to attend next year’s conference free of charge.

At next year’s conference, they will have the opportunity to participate in nearly 100 workshops and peer exchanges featuring leading experts in the fields of distracted and impaired driving and walking; child passenger, pedestrian, bicycle, motorcycle, teen and older driver safety; adult occupant protection; vehicle technology; law enforcement and criminal justice; commercial motor vehicles; roadway design; and more.