Student Endowment Fund: September/October

For the September-October spotlight, the ITE at UCLA and USC ITE student chapters would like to invite the District to the upcoming Student Leadership Summit, one of many initiatives supported by the Student Endowment Fund.

This year, ITE at UCLA and USC ITE are co-hosting the 7th Annual Western/Mountain District Student Leadership Summit, one of many initiatives supported by the Student Endowment Fund, from January 31 through February 2, 2020. We hope to bring over 200 students and professionals to Los Angeles to expand on previous successes and enhance the experiences of future transportation professionals from all over the Western and Mountain districts.

UCLA and USC ITE Student Chapters
(Courtesy of Eric Shen)

Los Angeles is an interesting place for transportation engineering and planning. There is so much infrastructure, from roads and highways to bus systems to new modes of transportation. Furthermore, with major projects going underway like the 2028 Olympics and High-Speed Rail, the city produces a dynamic space for students to directly observe a city’s transformation. The collaborative effort between two will push forward the event further and make a greater impact on the industry of transportation.

Established in 2014 by the Cal Poly San Luis Obispo student chapter, ITE Student Leadership Summits (SLSs) have become a powerful tool for student members to gain conference planning experience, professional development opportunities, and access to ITE leaders. At our conference, there will be various activities including train tours, speaker series, team-building exercises, and a discussion panel about trends in the transportation industry.

The Student Leadership Summit brings together a diverse community of people. Whether experienced or young, male or female, privileged or underprivileged, students and professionals will have the opportunity to discuss ongoing controversial topics, career advice, and clever solutions to meaningfully improve our existing city. We measure the success of our event by how well we connect professional transportation engineers to students. The society’s present growth is governed by those who are already in their career with experience. Through all the event activities, we hope to bridge the gap early in students’ lives and encourage them to drive forward the future of transportation!

If you’re interested in attending this year’s SLS, register here. We also have opportunities for your company to get involved with sponsorship and donations. If you’re interested, please take a look at our sponsorship packet:

Feel free to send us an email at if you have any questions.

Contributions to the Endowment Fund can be made at