Student Chapter Awards

Award and Funding Opportunities

ITE Western District has numerous opportunities for students to compete for awards, to obtain funding for travel expenses to Annual Meetings, and to network with transportation professionals. Each year, over $12,000, paid from the Endowment Fund, is spent on Student Initiatives.

Data Collection Fund

Deadline: Proposals due December 6th, 2019 to the Technical Committee Chair

In 2004, the ITE Western District created a Data Collection Fund to encourage student chapter involvement with the profession. This program is specifically aimed at creating interest in transportation through practical activities and mentoring. The District awards up to $4,000 annually for the Data Collection Fund, typically distributed in $1,000 increments. More Information

 

James H. Kell Award

Deadline: Proposals due May 1st to the Student Funding & Initiatives Committee Chair

Notify the Student Funding & Initiatives Committee Chair of your student chapter’s intent to attend the Annual Meeting and the Kell Competition by June 1st.

The James H. Kell Student Competition Award intends to give student members attending the District Annual Meeting an opportunity to apply transportation and traffic engineering classroom knowledge to a real-world problem. The competition also gives students the chance to meet and interact with students from other schools. The District issues a request for proposals (RFP) inviting ITE student chapters to design and run the student competition at the Annual Meeting. The winning student chapter is awarded up to $1,500 to cover material costs and travel expenses of students and their faculty advisor to attend the Annual Meeting. More Information

 

Outstanding Student Award

Deadline: Nominations due April 15th to the Career Guidance Committee Chair 

The Outstanding Student Awards recognizes both an undergraduate and graduate student who has shown exceptional dedication to the transportation profession, extraordinary enthusiasm for ITE, and unwavering professionalism in transportation research or an intern position. The District recognizes one undergraduate student and one graduate student each year. The winners receives plaques, a $500 award, as well as free registrations for the Western District Annual Meeting. More Information

 

Outstanding Transportation Educator Award

Deadline: Nominations due April 15th to the Career Guidance Committee Chair

The Outstanding Transportation Educator Award recognizes an educator who has shown extraordinary creativity in teaching, taken exceptional measures to spark student interest in the transportation profession, provided unwavering encouragement for student endeavors, or shown unequaled service to ITE. More Information

 

Student Chapter Annual Meeting Award

Award to be presented at the Annual Meeting

The Student Chapter Annual Meeting Award encourages student participation in Annual Meeting events. The award is given to the student chapter who has the highest participation and performance at the Annual Meeting. Points are awarded for general attendance, participation in student events, and volunteering throughout the conference. The winning student chapter receives the Western District Student Chapter Annual Meeting traveling trophy. More Information

 

Student Chapter Award

Deadline: Annual Reports due March 1st to the Student Funding & Initiatives Committee Chair

The Student Chapter Award is designed to encourage ITE student chapters to participate in activities that are in alignment with the purpose and objectives of ITE. Additionally, student chapters should strive to show diversity and inclusiveness practices throughout their various activities. The winner student chapter receives a plaque and $1,000 for travel to attend the Western District Annual Meeting. The District will submit the winning report for consideration in the ITE International competition. More Information

 

Student Chapter Momentum Award

Deadline: Submissions due March 1st to the Student Funding & Initiatives Committee Chair

The Student Chapter Momentum Award recognizes the student chapter that has experienced the greatest momentum (or most improvement) in the past year. Submissions can address (but is not limited to) activity in any of the following areas: Chapter Administration, Application of Technical Knowledge, Networking Events, K-12 STEM Outreach, New Member Recruitment, Diversity and Inclusion, Training/Professional Development, Field Trips/Technical Tours, Service Projects, and Leadership Development. The winning student chapter receives a plaque and $1,000 for travel to attend the Western District Annual Meeting. The District will submit the winning report for consideration in the ITE International competition. More Information

 

Student Paper Award

Deadline: Papers due March 1st to the Technical Committee Chair

The Student Paper Award encourages student members of the Western District to conduct and to report on independent research and investigation of transportation engineering subjects and to provide a means for recognizing outstanding accomplishments in this area. The winner receives a plaque, a $500 award, as well as free meeting registration for the Western District Annual Meeting. The District will submit the winning paper on to ITE International for consideration in the Daniel B. Fambro Student Paper Award competition. More Information

 

Student Regional Travel Scholarship

Deadline: Applications due April 15th to the Student Funding & Initiatives Committee Chair

The Student Regional Travel Scholarships provide financial support for up to two (2) students to attend the upcoming ITE Western District Annual Meeting. The District will select one student from each region (Region 1 and Region 2). The recipient from each region receives a $500 travel scholarship. Please see the scholarship application to determine your school’s region. More Information

 

Student Traffic Bowl

Deadline: Register your team by June 1st by contacting the Student Funding & Initiatives Committee Chair

The Western District hosts a Student Traffic Bowl at the Annual Meeting. All teams are required to attend the Pre-Qualification round on Monday of the Annual Meeting. The winner student chapter receives the Western District Student Traffic Bowl traveling trophy, a certificate, and $1,000 in travel funds from the District to attend the International ITE Annual Meeting to compete in the Collegiate Traffic Bowl Grand Championship. More Information