Section and Chapter Activities

Alaska Section

(Provided by Susan Melton-Acheson)

  • ITE Alaska Section Engineer of the Year was awarded to Gary Kaitson (Senior Principal Engineer, Kittelson & Associates, Inc.)
  • Newly-elected officers:  Karthik Murugasen, President;  Nicole Knox, Vice President; Robert DeVassie, Treasurer; Susan Melton-Acheson, Secretary; and Josh Cross, Past President
  • The ITE Alaska Section Pedestrian and Bicycle Committee has recently been formed.  The purpose of this committee is to facilitate discussion among engineering and planning professionals on topics related to pedestrian and bicycle design and analysis with specific guidance for Alaskan communities. The committee chair is Chris Grgich.
  • Section meetings are held on the first Tuesday of each month at the Alaska Aviation Museum (Student members can attend for free).  Upcoming topics include expert witness testimony, LiDAR/GIS applications, and the construction of Glen Alps Road.

 

Colorado-Wyoming Section

(Provided by Kari McDowell Schroeder)

  • Lifetime Achievement Award was awarded to Fred Lantz (Lantz Associates)
  • Student scholarships in the amount of $1,000 each have been awarded to Cassie Peterman (University of Wyoming), Edward Offei (University of Wyoming), Lisa Truong (University of Colorado Denver), Adam Hange (University of Wyoming)
  • Section meetings will be held April 19 and May 18 (See www.cowyite.org).

Intermountain Section

(Provided by Molly O’Brien)

  • The 52nd Annual Meeting of the ITE Intermountain Section will be May 10-12, 2012 at the Snow King Resort in Jackson, Wyoming.  In addition to the regular technical program, the meeting will include a traffic signal workshop from Northwestern University’s Center for Public Safety (May 7-9) and a golf tournament organized by the Montana State University ITE Student Chapter.  To register online or to access interactive PDFs of the registration forms, please visit our registration website at www.regonline.com/iteintermountainmeeting.
  • Scholarships and student paper awards will be presented at the ITE Intermountain Meeting in Jackson.  Applications for student scholarships and student papers are available at www.regonline. com/iteintermountain

 

Northern California Section

(Provided by Matt Weir)

  • The NorCal Section recently completed a significant re-branding effort and rolled out our new website (www.norcalite.org) and logo in January.  As part of the development of our new website, we also began using the Eventbrite web service for Section event notifications and attendance tracking. 
  • Section meetings will be held April 19 and May 17 (Check out www.norcalite.org for more information).
  • The Annual Student Endowment Fund Golf Tournament will be held on April 27th at centrally located Haggin Oaks Golf Club in Sacramento. 
  • Members of the Section Board participated in the Sacramento State Student Chapter elections in the Fall.  In addition, we recently solicited applications from our Section colleges and universities for an all expenses paid trip to this year’s District Annual Meeting in Santa Barbara.  Applications have been received and the Board is currently in the process of evaluating our respondents.

 

Southern Arizona Chapter

SAITE Booth at 2012 Southern Arizona E-WEEK Mall Event

(Provided by Marcos Esparza)

  • Richard Corbett was honored for his years of service in the local transportation engineering and planning arena. 
  • Jorge Riveros was presented with a Certificate of Appreciation for his recent turn as SAITE president. 
  • The SAITE Scholarship was awarded to UAITE Student Chapter President Monica Soto. 
  • SAITE participated in the 2012 Engineers Week Mall Day event to inform the public about the engineering profession.  SAITE was assisted by the UAITE (University of Arizona Student Chapter of ITE), and financial assistance was provided to the student chapter for their participation in this event.

 

 

San Diego Section

(Provided by Mark Jugar)

  • Newly-elected officers:  President: Dawn Wilson, Vice President: Minjie Mei, Treasurer:  Kathy Feilen, Secretary:  Mark Jugar, Past President: Saul Kane
  • A number of awards were presented at the December 1, 2011 San Diego Section Meeting including Distinguished Members: Stu Harvey and Ed Krulikowski, ITE San Diego Public Agency of the Year: SANDAG (San Diego Association of Governments), ITE San Diego Project of the Year: Cuyamaca Street Traffic Signal and Trolley System Upgrade, ITE San Diego Transportation Professional of the Year: Erik Ruehr, ITE San Diego 2011 Student Scholarship Recipient: Daniel Hershey (SDSU), ITE San Diego Presidential Proclamation Award: Edgar C. Monroy
  • Preliminary planning efforts are currently underway for the 2017 Western District Meeting to be held in San Diego. Keep up to date on this and other Section events on the Section’s website: www.sandiegoite.org
  • Section meetings will be held May 4 (Check out www.sandiegoite.org for more information).

 

San Francisco Bay Area Section

(Provided by Afsaneh Yavari)

  • Newly-elected officers:  President:  Kamala Parks, Vice President:  Mousa Abbasi, Treasurer:  Jia Hao Wu, Secretary:  Tiffany Barkley
  • Mr. Joy Bhattacharya was awarded the 2011 Transportation Professional of the Year, and the 2011 Transportation Project of the Year was awarded to “Temporary Transbay Terminal”.  The owner team includes Edmond Sum, TJPA Engineering Manager, and Phil Sandri, Project Manager (PMPC Program Team). 
  • The SFBayITE’s 2011 Golf Tournament raised over $600.  The proceeds will go to the SF Bay ITE Section Scholarship Fund.
  • Section meetings are held monthly (Check out www.sfbayite.org for more information).

 

Utah Chapter

(Provided by Brian Christensen)

  • Awards for the Utah Chapter were presented as follows:  Engineer of the Year 2011:  David Thompson, P.E., Educator of the Year 2011:  Dr. Grant Schultz, Ph.D, P.E., PTOE, Fresh Face in Engineering 2011:  Scott Stevenson

 

Washington Section

(Provided by Dongho Chang)

  • Washington Section ITE Student Activities committee co-chairs are currently working with the University of Washington Student Chapter to provide oversight and mentoring for the recently awarded data collection project. 
  • The Washington Section ITE Student Activities committee has been working with the City of Seattle Traffic Management Divisions to develop an interesting and challenging project for our Annual Student Night competition, which will be held in May.  
  • The Washington Section will soon be announcing that application materials will be available for the undergraduate and graduate scholarships.  The scholarships are awarded to students interested in pursuing a career in transportation engineering or planning. The undergraduate scholarship amount is $1500.00 and the graduate scholarship is $2000.00. 
  • Section meetings are held monthly (Check out http://westernite.org/Sections/washington/ for more information).