Student News Archive

InTrans graduate student wins best student paper award

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 ...

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ISU team wins ITE Traffic Bowl Midwestern District

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 ...

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TSA wins best student chapter award for 6th year

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 ...

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InTrans student named 2018 Lifesavers Traffic Safety Scholar

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 ...

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InTrans student named 2018 Lifesavers Traffic Safety Scholar

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.

His ...

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InTrans, CCEE grad student Jacob Warner earns prestigious Eisenhower Fellowship

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 ...

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Transportation students clean up...alongside county road

October 03, 2017

A dozen members of Iowa State University’s Transportation Student Association spent Saturday, September 30, outside on a nice early-fall day helping clean a roadway.

The TSA students picked up eight large bags of trash along a ...

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Tingting Huang wins top student paper in ITE Midwest District competition

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 ...

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Engineering students take Great Britain by plane, train, bus or bust!

June 05, 2017

“Civil engineering is an increasing global profession, and what better way to understand that than by seeing it firsthand,” said Shauna Hallmark, director of Iowa State University’s Institute for Transportation and Midwest Transportation ...

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TSA wins section and district Best Chapter awards for 2016-17

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 ...

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Erica Mack represents ISU and civil engineering department at annual Capitol event

April 05, 2017

It’s all about a smooth path moving forward. And luckily for Erica Mack, her research is in concrete permeability and durability testing.

Mack, a senior in the Department of Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering at ...

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Morgan State University to be first HBCU with a Chi Epsilon Chapter, thanks to current ISU-InTrans students

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 ...

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Ellen Nightingale, 2016–2017 Trinect Fellow, learns true meaning of education

February 13, 2017

“It worked!” said one student in Jeff Wenke’s elementary classroom at Studebaker Elementary in Des Moines, Iowa.

Ellen Nightingale, a transportation engineering student from Iowa State University's Institute for ...

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Ken Bao named MTC Student of the Year

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 ...

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InTrans student earns MOVITE transportation scholarship

November 14, 2016

Raha Hamzeie, a PhD student at Iowa State University’s Institute for Transportation (InTrans), received the 2016 Jan Kibbe Student Scholarship from MOVITE, the Missouri Valley section of the Institute for Transportation Engineers. The scholarship ...

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School to career: ITE Midwest Student Leadership Summit explores transportation engineering

September 22, 2016

The 2016 Institute for Transportation Engineers (ITE) Midwest Student Leadership Summit was September 16-18 in Ames. The event, which was hosted by ISU’s Transportation Student Association and sponsored in part by ISU’s Institute ...

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ITE Midwest Student Leadership Summit to be held September 16–18

September 14, 2016

Future engineers from across the Midwest will be arriving at Iowa State University this weekend for the first-ever Institute of Transportation Engineers Midwest Student Leadership Summit (ITEMSLS).

Students will be exposed to various ...

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Students’ ‘big beam’ finishes 9th in competition; fun video garners top award

August 30, 2016

A team of three Iowa State University graduate students earned a top 10 finish in a national competition for the best “big beam,” and their video documenting their project earned a top award.

Anmol Pakhale, Michael Rosenthal ...

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InTrans students Nightingale, Thompson earn Eisenhower Fellowships for second year

August 05, 2016

Institute for Transportation graduate researchers Ellen Nightingale and Patricia Thompson have earned prestigious Dwight Eisenhower Transportation Fellowships from the Federal Highway Administration for the second year.

Nightingale ...

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Transportation engineering takes students, faculty to Rome

June 21, 2016

In May, graduate and undergraduate students and faculty of Iowa State University’s Department of Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering spent two weeks learning about Rome’s past and present transportation systems.

See ...

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InTrans grad student interning at EPA national lab

June 03, 2016

Iowa State University transportation graduate student Georges Bou-Saab is spending two months this summer in a United States Environmental Protection Agency research internship.

He will conduct emissions modeling research, specifically ...

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Ellen Nightingale becomes 2016–2017 Trinect Fellow

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 ...

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Building bridges at Taking the Road Less Traveled Career Conference

May 06, 2016

Life is full of roads—paved and gravel, taken and not taken—but for over 300 high school girls who attended the Taking the Road Less Traveled Career Conference (TRLT) on April 28, 2016, there may be a few more to choose from.

TRLT ...

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Mackenzie Shelton named MTC Student of the Year

January 04, 2016

The Midwest Transportation Center (MTC) at Iowa State University’s Institute for Transportation is pleased to announce that Mackenzie Shelton has been named the MTC’s 2015 Outstanding Student of the Year.

Mackenzie is an ...

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Attracting and inspiring tomorrow’s transportation workforce

December 31, 2015

On December 7–8, 2015, Shauna Hallmark and Nicole Oneyear represented the Midwest Transportation Center (MTC) at the Midwest Transportation Workforce Summit in Madison, Wisconsin. The event was attended by public and private sector stakeholders ...

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InTrans students learn as they analyze Bondurant traffic

December 17, 2015

Students of InTrans researcher Omar Smadi have been studying traffic in the Polk County town of Bondurant during the fall. They assessed safety conditions and analyzed pavements among their several tasks for the community. See the Des Moines Register ...

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Grad student Iftin Thompson receives national award

December 16, 2015

InTrans graduate student Iftin Thompson is the 2015 recipient of the L.L. Waters Scholarship, sponsored by the American Society of Transportation and Logistics. The scholarship is awarded to students pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree ...

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ISU transportation students honored again for best ITE chapter

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 ...

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Two InTrans students win prestigious Eisenhower Transportation Fellowships

September 30, 2015

Two graduate students at Iowa State University’s Institute for Transportation (InTrans) have received prestigious Eisenhower Transportation Fellowships from the Federal Highway Administration for 2015-16.

Ellen Nightingale and ...

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ICTM-ISTS Math and Science Conference

September 30, 2015
In September 2015, the MTC hosted a booth at the Iowa Council of Teachers of Mathematics (ICTM)/Iowa Science Teaching Section of the Iowa Academy of Science (ISTS) conference for K–12 science and math teachers. The goal was to promote the use of ...
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MTC research briefs

September 17, 2015

The Midwest Transportation Center (MTC) sponsors a competitive research program to fund projects focused on State of Good Repair in infrastructure with attention to safety and Data Driven Performance Measures for Enhanced Infrastructure Condition.

The ...

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Transportation Scholars Program student highlight: Nicole Oneyear, Iowa State University

September 17, 2015

Meet Nicole Oneyear. This Iowa native is originally from Dubuque, a city located along the Mississippi River and lies at the junction of three states: Iowa, Illinois, and Wisconsin.

Nicole has been a Cyclone for her entire academic career, ...

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InTrans students win Midwestern Traffic Bowl, qualify for national finals

July 21, 2015

The size of a stop sign stumped them, but Iowa State University’s Transportation Student Association team members knew most of the other answers en route to winning the Midwestern District ITE (Institute of Transportation Engineers) Collegiate ...

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InTrans graduate students take top two places in research paper competition

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 ...

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STEM Learning Jet/Technology and Engineering Curriculum (Seward County Community College)

June 30, 2015
MTC collaborating institution Seward County Community College is offering a new Technology and Engineering Curriculum, which is enhanced by activities in a unique and innovative classroom inside a Boeing 727 jet—the STEM Learning Jet. The classroom ...
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GO! Further Summer Workshop for High School Students

April 08, 2015

Are you a high school student interested in learning more about engineering? Or maybe you want to strengthen your leadership skills and participate in exciting team building activities?  The Iowa Department of Transportation and the Iowa State ...

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Transportation Institute for High School Educators

April 03, 2015


Applications are now being accepted for Summer 2015.

Apply now!

Program Description

The Iowa Department of Transportation and the Iowa State University Institute ...

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Timothy Cope named MTC Student of the Year

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 ...

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Students receive best paper award at TRB

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 ...

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Coming May 2015: Students to study international transportation perspectives in exotic Istanbul

October 28, 2014

Advanced Topics in Transportation Engineering

Transportation engineering is an increasingly global profession. For two weeks in May 2015, Iowa State students are invited to study advanced topics in transportation engineering ...

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Iowa State University ITE Chapter and Graduate Student, Yundi Huang, Honored by MOVITE

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 ...

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May 2 Tom Maze seminar to feature Carlos Sun of the University of Missouri

April 28, 2014

The Tom Maze Transportation Seminar this week will feature Carlos Sun of the University of Missouri, who will discuss toll roads. He will be presenting live between 11:00 a.m. and noon from the University of Missouri, Columbia.

The ...

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InTrans student receives WTS scholarship

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 ...

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InTrans students win Midwestern Traffic Bowl

July 08, 2013

ISU's Transportation Student Association (TSA) - Institute of Traffic Engineers (ITE) Student Chapter recently won the Midwestern District ITE Traffic Bowl. The team, which consisted of ISU/InTrans students Nicole Oneyear, Jordan Turner, and ...

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InTrans students receive Eisenhower fellowships

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, ...

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First Tom Maze scholarship awarded to Bo Wang

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.

The ...

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Kastrouni wins prestigious CUTC award

November 26, 2012

Eirini Kastrouni has been selected to receive one of the prestigious student awards given annually by the Council of University Transportation Centers (CUTC), the C.V. Wootan Award in masters category, in recognition of the outstanding thesis she ...

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Back-to-back awards for Transportation Student Association

May 11, 2011

InTrans congratulates the Transportation Student Association (TSA), ISU’s student chapter of the Instiute of Transportation Engineers (ITE), which has been named Student Chapter of the Year for both Missouri Valley ITE (MOVITE) and its district ...

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Lavrenz Named Outstanding Member of Engineering Student Council

March 28, 2011

Steven M. Lavrenz, graduate student in civil engineering supported through the Midwest Transportation Consortium, was honored in February 2011 by ISU’s Engineering Student Council as Outstanding Member 2010–2011. This award recognized ...

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Congratulations to Eisenhower Fellows Nicole Oneyear and Bennett Stone

March 22, 2011

Nicole Oneyear. Oneyear is a second-year graduate student supported by the Midwest Transportation Consortium, a U.S. DOT University Transportation Center. She has been awarded a Dwight D. Eisenhower Transportation Fellowship for ...

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TSA Member Wins ITS Institute Scholarship

March 21, 2011

Congratulations to Katie Maurer, this year’s winner of a $1,000 scholarship from the University of Minnesota’s ITS Institute. Through a rigorous application process that included writing a technical essay and providing detailed information ...

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Gilson Lomboy Attends IRF Road Scholar Program

March 14, 2011

InTrans congratulates research assistant Gilson Lomboy, who in January participated in the 2011 International Road Federation (IRF) Road Scholar Program in Washington, D.C., as an IRF Executive Fellow, one of only 15 students selected to do so ...

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