The University of Tennessee Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) student chapter recently won 1st place in the Southern District ITE Student Chapter Report competitions. The recognition distinguishes the chapter as the best out of 20 chapters from nine states, and came with an award of $200. Receiving the award on behalf of the chapter was Kwaku Boakye, CEE graduate student and president of the chapter.
“I am excited that our student chapter is recognized as the best ITE Student Chapter in the Southern District for the 2015-2016 academic year,” he said. “This shows that we are doing a good job. It motivates us to do our best in serving our University community through our chapter activities.”
The chapter increased this year’s membership by 30 percent and engaged volunteer activities across campus, such as summer education programs for high school students and teachers. It also organized field trips and participated in several transportation conferences, including the Tennessee Section ITE Traffic Bowl, which the group won.