Award News Archive
October 08, 2018
Pranamesh Chakraborty is researching traffic incident detection at the Institute for Transportation (InTrans), so he is well aware of the many advantages and some shortcomings of the different data sources that provide useful information in determining ...
September 04, 2018
In the end, it was their knowledge about traffic safety that drove the Iowa State University (ISU) team to victory in the Institute of Transportation Engineers’ Traffic Bowl Midwestern championship.
The team’s come-from-behind ...
May 22, 2018
Iowa State University’s Transportation Student Association (TSA) has done it again.
For the sixth year in a row, the TSA earned the Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) outstanding student chapter award of the ITE’s ...
April 13, 2018
Iowa State and Institute for Transportation researcher Alice Alipour has earned a prestigious Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) award from the National Science Foundation.
Funding from the award will support her research team's ...
February 28, 2018
Iowa State University’s Institute for Transportation (InTrans) graduate student Georges Bou-Saab knows first-hand how improvements in transportation can make the world a ...
February 09, 2018
Ashirwad Barnwal has worked on several studies to reduce roadway fatalities while working to earn his doctorate under the direction of Iowa State University’s Institute for Transportation (InTrans) research scientist Dr. Anuj Sharma.
January 12, 2018
The U.S. Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) has chosen Jacob Warner, a graduate student studying transportation engineering at Iowa State University’s Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering Department (ISU CCEE), as a recipient ...
October 11, 2017
Peter Taylor, director of the National Concrete Pavement Center (CP Tech Center) at the Institute for Transportation at Iowa State University, has received the Technical Innovation Award from the Iowa Chapter of the American Public Works Association ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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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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).
The honor ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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); ...
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, ...
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.