InTrans / Jul 01, 2015

InTrans graduate students take top two places in research paper competition

Amrita Goswamy, left, and Georges Bou-Saab

Two graduate students from Iowa State University’s Institute for Transportation and the Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering have won awards for their research papers. Georges Bou-Saab and Amrita Goswamy were first and second, respectively, in the Thomas J. Seburn Student Paper Competition sponsored by MOVITE, the Missouri Valley Section of the Institute for Transportation Engineers.

Bou-Saab will receive the $1,500 first prize and has been invited to the Fall MOVITE meeting in St. Louis, MO, to present his paper, “Evaluation of Systemic Safety Methodologies on Low-Volume Rural Paved Roadways.” Goswamy will receive $500 for her paper, “Examining the Safety Impacts of Installation of Safety Pavement Edges on Undivided Roads in Iowa.”

MOVITE is a professional society for traffic and transportation professionals in Arkansas, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, and Oklahoma.