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Tingting Huang wins top student paper in ITE Midwest District competition

June 21, 2017

Big data led to some big-time recognition for Tingting Huang, a third-year PhD student who works at InTrans in the Traffic Operations Laboratory.

On June 19, Huang was awarded the District Student Paper Award at the the Midwestern District ...

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TSA wins section and district Best Chapter awards for 2016-17

June 02, 2017

The Transportation Student Association (TSA) at Iowa State is celebrating its 20th anniversary in style – by winning both section and district awards for Best Student Chapter and reaching for the international chapter recognition ...

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Morgan State University to be first HBCU with a Chi Epsilon Chapter, thanks to current ISU-InTrans students

March 27, 2017

“We set the trend, so hopefully other HBCUs (Historically Black Colleges and Universities) will follow suit. It’s amazing to leave a legacy like that,” said Willine Richardson, a current transportation engineering master’s ...

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Making work zones ‘work’: FHWA awards $1.5M safety grant to ISU-InTrans

March 06, 2017

Introducing changes to the normal driving experience presents a variety of safety risks, and work zones are no exception to this rule. While work zone fatalities have been trending down since reaching a high of 1,186 in 2002, a recent plateau has ...

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Ken Bao named MTC Student of the Year

January 19, 2017

The Midwest Transportation Center (MTC) at Iowa State University’s Institute for Transportation is pleased to announce that Ken Bao has been named the MTC’s 2016 Outstanding Student of the Year.

Ken attended the University ...

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UTC honors Katelyn Freeseman with Student of the Year award at TRB

January 17, 2017

Each year at the annual winter meeting of the Transportation Research Board (TRB), the department honors the most outstanding student from each participating University Transportation Center (UTC) for their achievements and promise for future contributions ...

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Sri Sritharan earns three awards for precast, prestressed concrete

October 28, 2016

Iowa State civil engineering professor and Institute for Transportation researcher Sri Sritharan recently earned a trio of national awards for his work in precast and prestressed concrete.

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InTrans congratulates Iowa DOT's Sandra Larson for major TRB award

September 28, 2016

Sandra Larson, systems operations bureau director, Highway Division, at the Iowa Department of Transportation, is the 2016 recipient of the Roy W. Crum Distinguished Service Award from the Transportation Research Board (TRB).

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MTC workshop facilitator receives Presidential Award

September 19, 2016

Earlier this summer, Lynne Bleeker, a seventh-grade science teacher at Parkview Middle School in Ankeny, Iowa, wasn’t just preparing for classes. Bleeker was helping facilitate 22 elementary teachers from across Iowa who attended the Midwest ...

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ISU transportation students find success again after ITE chapter award win

July 28, 2016

Good things often come in twos, but what about fours?

Iowa State University’s chapter of the Institute for Transportation Engineers (ITE) has been named the 2016 Outstanding Student Chapter by MOVITE, the Missouri Valley Section ...

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Ellen Nightingale becomes 2016–2017 Trinect Fellow

May 24, 2016

Ellen Nightingale is going back to elementary school.

The Trinect project, which is funded by the National Science Foundation’s STEM-C Partnerships, is working with Iowa State University engineering graduate students to address ...

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Iowa State’s Paul Wiegand awarded APWA Top Ten Public Works Leaders of the Year award

April 07, 2016

Every year, since the early 1960s, the American Public Works Association (APWA) honors ten extraordinary men and women from across the nation with the title of “Public Works Leaders of the Year.”

This title has come to represent ...

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Gransberg wins construction management award

April 04, 2016

Douglas Gransberg, a professor in Iowa State’s Department of Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering and a research affiliate with the Construction and Management Technology Program at the Institute for Transportation, has won ...

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ISU transportation students honored again for best ITE chapter

October 06, 2015

Iowa State University transportation engineering graduate students have earned another award.

ISU’s chapter of the Institute for Transportation Engineers (ITE) has been named the 2015 Outstanding Student Chapter by MOVITE, the ...

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InTrans graduate students take top two places in research paper competition

July 01, 2015

Two graduate students from Iowa State University’s Institute for Transportation and the Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineeringhave won awards for their research papers. Georges Bou-Saab and Amrita Goswamy were first ...

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Timothy Cope named MTC Student of the Year

January 29, 2015

The MTC at Iowa State University’s Institute for Transportation is pleased to announce that Timothy Cope, graduate student in civil engineering-transportation, has been named the MTC’s 2014 Outstanding Student of the Year. Tim is a superior example ...

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Students receive best paper award at TRB

January 28, 2015

A team of students led by Peter Savolainen, safety engineer at InTrans and associate professor of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering (CCEE) at Iowa State University, recently received a best paper award through the 2015 Transportation ...

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Iowa State University ITE Chapter and Graduate Student, Yundi Huang, Honored by MOVITE

October 16, 2014

The Iowa State University ITE Chapter has been awarded “Best Student Chapter Award” by MOVITE. According to the commendation, the award is offered annually by MOVITE to the student chapter whose annual report of activities is most outstanding ...

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Bob Sperry receives 2014 Special Award for Excellence in Traffic Safety

April 15, 2014

Bob Sperry, Local Roads Safety Liaison for Iowa LTAP, has been given the 2014 Iowa Department of Public Safety Commissioner's Special Award for Excellence in Traffic Safety. The award, one of three given this year, recognizes safety leaders ...

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InTrans student receives WTS scholarship

January 23, 2014

InTrans student Yundi Huang has been awarded the $1,000 Dana Hook Leadership Legacy Graduate Scholarship for the 2013-2014 academic year by the Greater Chicago Area chapter of WTS International. Huang is a Master's student studying with InTrans ...

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CEER researchers win TRB 2013 Best Paper Award

January 10, 2014

A paper authored by researchers from InTrans' Center for Earthworks Engineering and Research (CEER) has been named the 2013 Best Paper by the Transportation Research Board's (TRB) Geology and Properties of Earth Materials Section.The award ...

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BEC a partner in USDOT Accelerated Bridge Construction University Transportation Center

October 28, 2013

InTrans' Bridge Engineering Center (BEC) will partner with Florida International University and the University of Nevada- Reno in a new Accelerated Bridge Construction University Transportation Center. The center was established earlier this ...

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InTrans awarded $2.52 million per year over the next two years to establish regional UTC

October 19, 2013

InTrans is pleased to announce that it has been awarded federal funding totaling $2.52 million per year over the next two years to establish and lead the Midwest Transportation Consortium. Partner universities include Creighton University (Nebraska); ...

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InTrans students receive Eisenhower fellowships

May 24, 2013

InTrans students Nicole Oneyear and V. Dimitra Pyrialakou were selected to receive prestigious 2013 Dwight David Eisenhower Graduate Fellowships. Oneyear, a PhD student studying with Shauna Hallmark, received a $10,000 fellowship and Pyrialakou, ...

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First Tom Maze scholarship awarded to Bo Wang

May 03, 2013

Iowa State transportation engineering student Bo Wang has been awarded the first Tom  Maze scholarship. Wang is a PhD student who also received his M.S. and B.S. degrees from Iowa State. His major professor is Shauna Hallmark.

The ...

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