The ITE Diversity Scholars Program supports increased diversity at the undergraduate level by increasing underrepresented populations participation in the transportation profession. There are four cornerstones to this program:
Financial support (a total of up to $20,000 in scholarship support: up to $4,000 annually per student for up to 5 years of undergraduate enrollment)
ITE Student Chapter engagement
This scholorship program is open to any U.S. high school student of African-American; Native American, Alaskan, and Hawaiian; or Hispanic/Latino heritage with an interest in a career in transportation seeking to study transportation engineering, planning, or related-field at a school with an established ITE Student Chapter.
Find out more about our Western District candidates for Secretary-Treasurer. Doug Smith and our own Justin Link introduce themselves and share some of their thoughts on ITE and the Western District. more >
The Western District announced a new Outstanding Technical Paper Award that will be awarded starting this year. They previously had a paper award (called the Wayne T. & Patricia VanWagoner Award) for which only papers published in the ITE Journal were eligible. The Western District Board and District Technical Committee, decided recently to transition the award to broaden the eligibility requirements to allow more papers to be submitted for consideration.
The award seeks to recognize papers published during the previous calendar year (Jan 1st to Dec 31st) with a special emphasis placed on papers that are application centric or “practice ready.” Submissions are due to Western District Technical Chair Patrick Marnell via email by March 1st.
Please visit their website for more information on this new award.
ITE Oregon Section Hosting Series of Virtual Meetings about Diversity and Inclusion
Voices of Diversity & Inclusion – How it Relates with the Transportation Profession
What does diversity & inclusion mean to you in your day-to-day work? Why is it important? What have folks been doing to improve transportation by considering diversity and inclusion? Come join the ITE Oregon Section who is hosting a series of four virtual Section lunchtime meetings from February until April. A fifth student-specific session will also be hosted on the topic. These sessions are open to all ITE members (as a Joint Sections Meeting through the support of WesternITE) and conveniently placed in the lunchtime hour (Pacific).
Paul’s excellent presentation was about the US 101 Pismo Congestion Relief Pilot Project. The project includes widening the southbound shoulder of US 101, widening four existing bridges, construction of a Park-and-Ride lot at Mattie Road and Price Street, and the construction of a retaining wall between US 101 and Price Street at the Pismo Rock.