is a student organization created to promote the education
and professional development of students interested in
transportation engineering and planning. We strengthen
the University of Wyoming's transportation
engineering program by promoting knowledge of &
participation in current transportation issues.
University of Wyoming ITE Student Chapter maintains a list of
upcomng activities and current announcements on the Facebook
page "UWyo ITE Student Chapter".
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This organization is a student
chapter of the ITE Rocky Mountain Chapter. See more at
The student chapter is
affiliated with the Colorado/Wyoming Section and the
Western District of ITE.
President: Burt Andreen
(Until Sept. 2012)
Vice-President: Vijay Sabawat email@example.com
(Until Jan. 2012)
Secretary: Eric Milliken
(Until Sept. 2012)
Treasurer: Mallory Hunt
(Until Jan. 2012)
Fundraising Chair: Cassie
firstname.lastname@example.org (Until Sept. 2012)
Dr. Rhonda Young email@example.com
The UW ITE Student Chapter is
affiliated with the Colorado/Wyoming ITE Section who meets
monthly for Friday afternoon lunch meetings. The UW
Student Chapter attends one section meeting per semester as an
official chapter event (see right side bar for details) but
students are welcome to attend other meetings if they would
like. See www.cowyite.org
transportation students win national award two years in a
row! The past
two summers, undergraduate and graduate students were invited to
submit an original written paper on rural intelligent
transportation systems to the National Rural
Intelligent Transportation System (NRITS) Conference.
Papers were reviewed and scored by transportation industry
leaders active in the field of rural ITS. Each winner
received: a cash scholarship; a plaque; registration; per
diem; and transportation to attend the conference held
August 1-4th in Huntington, West Virginia.
Winning papers were posted to the NRITS website and can be
viewed here -
Sponsored by the United States Department of
Transportationís Research and Innovative, Technology
Administration (RITA) through the ITS Joint Program Office,
this award reflects RITAís continued commitment to
encouraging and facilitating student involvement in the
transportation field. Congratulations to the following
Student Paper Winners:
Edward Offei, University
of Wyoming (1st Place)
Justin Effinger,University of
Wisconsi (2nd Place)
Ismail Zohd, Virgini Tech (3rd
University of Wyoming (1st place)
Montana State University (2nd place)
Montana State University (3rd place)
Information about the 2011 award can be found at
Tour of Yellowstone road
construction project. Shane Schieck (red, white, and
blue hard hat) from
Western Federal Lands (UW Civil
Engineering Alum) is explaining the project.
Best Student Chapter Award and Student
Traffic Bowl Champions at 2009 Meeting
The University of Wyoming ITE Student Chapter received
the Best Student Chapter Award for the Western District for
2008-2009 and marked the second year in a row the
chapter has won this award. The Chapter beat out 32 chapters in 13
states for the honor. Six students accepted the
award in Denver in July of 2009.
From left to right: Alyssa
Reynolds (District 6 Student Activities Coordinator), Scott
Koch, Jessica Troemner, Zeb Coulter, Jenna Buddemeyer,
Brendan Dorsey-Spitz, Monica Suter (District 6 President),
and Alan Moore.
At the District 6 Meeting in Denver
in 2009 the
Wyoming Student Chapter won the first ever District 6
Student Traffic Bowl.
From left to right: Brendan
Dorsey-Spitz, Jenna Buddemeyer, Scott Koch, Ken Voigt (ITE
International President), Zeb Coulter, and Jessica Troemner.
ITE members often meet with practicing transportation
engineers during section, district, and meetings. Members
can also buy the latest edition of AASHTO's A Policy on
the Geometric Design of Highways and Streets for a
reduced student price. Since this is a required
textbook for some classes this is a great benefit to
Members are also eligible for
scholarships at the section, district and national ITE levels.
UW Student Membership application
forms can be
downloaded in pdf format.
Annual local dues are $10 (or $5 for Spring semester only). National memberships are free for
the first year. Membership forms are online at http://www.ite.org/membership/index.asp
activities are focused in three main areas: professional
development, service, and fundraising.
Professional Development: For
professional development we bring in speaker every other
Wednesday to talk about different areas of the transportation
profession. The chapter also attends section meetings in
the Front Range area as well as sponsoring field trips.
See the Upcoming Events sidebar for more details. Every
summer we send a group of students to the District 6
meeting. Past meetings have been in Seattle, Kalispell,
Honolulu, Portland, Anaheim. This summer's meeting is
in San Francisco.
Service: As a member of the
campus and Laramie communities the chapter takes on volunteer
activities. In past years we helped the
City of Laramie with their Safe Routes to School Program by
collecting traffic data to define routes for school children
to use in an effort to promote more kids walking to
school. We are also working with Habitat for Humanity to
arrange a volunteer day for chapter members to help with the
construction of a new home.
Fundraising: To support field
trips and travel activities the chapter engages in various
fund raising activities. These activities also provide
an opportunity for members to interact with the professional
community and collect real-work data for transportation
project. Students are often paid an hourly wage for
their efforts as well as raising money for the chapter.