University of Massachusetts Amherst
Institute of Transportation Engineers
Photo Strip 7 (Past Events)
Past Events

ITE Annual Meeting - San Antonio, TX

From August 9th -12th, 2009, members of the ITE Student Chapter attended the ITE Annual Meeting in San Antonio, TX. Student member Samuel Gregorio presented a poster on his graduate research regarding safety belt usage, while Faculty Advisor Michael Knodler hosted a conversation circle on getting students involved in ITE. The UMass ITE Student Chapter was also recognized as the International Outstanding Student Chapter for ITE.
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Adopt-A-Highway (RT. 116)

Over the course of the fall semester, the Student Chapter continued with the MassDOT Highway Section Adopt-A-Highway Program on the Route 116 Freeway in Hadley, MA. The Chapter conducted three highway clean-ups over the semester which were attended by many of the chapter members. The Chapter provided lunch for all those members who attended.
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MAITE / NEITE Meeting - Waltham, MA

On September 16th, 2009, members of the ITE Student Chapter attended the joint MAITE / NEITE Meeting in Waltham, MA. This was the first such professional meeting for many of the student chapter members and served as a great experience. In addition, student chapter members Eric Magazu and Chris Ahmadjian, along with UMass professor John Collura, presented a technical session entitled "Private-Public Partnerships in Transportaiton."
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Fall Semester Potluck

On October 2nd, 2009, the Transportation Prograrm held its fall semester kick-off potluck dinner. The Potluck was held at the house of Student Chapter Faculty Advisor Michael Knodler. The potluck served as a great opportunity for many new chapter members to get to know other members and the Transporation Program faculty. It was also an opportunity for students and faculty to show of their culinary skills.
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ITE Webinar - Reducing Bicycle Collisions

On October 7th, 2009, the Student Chapter hosted its second ITE Webinar in the Higgins Room of Marston Hall. 20 students and faculty attended the webinar over lunch provided by the Student Chapter. The webinar was entitled "Strategies for Reducing Collisions Involving Bicycles." The seminar was conducted by Paul Wojciechowski, Senior Transportation Planner of CH2MHill in St. Louis, Missouri.
RIITE / NEITE Meeting - Providence, RI

On November 02, 2009, members of he ITE Student Chapter attended the joint RIITE / NEITE meeting in Providence, RI. Members attended the day's events, including: the executive business meeting, technical sessions regarding ADA accessibility, and dinner. The Student Chapter requested and was granted sections funds to assist with future chapter activities. The Student Chapter is thankful to the NEITE for allocating financial assistance to our organization.
Joint ITE / ASCE Meeting

On November 18th, 2009, the ITE Student Chapter and the UMass Student Chapter of ASCE held a joint chapter meeting in Marston Hall. For many civil engineering students who were unfamiliar with the ITE chapter, this served as a great opportunity for ITE to put out information on what our chapter is all about. Bill Lyons, President of Fort Hill Infrastructure Services, gave a presentation entitled "Transportation and Terrorism: Knowing the Threat." Over fifty students attended the meeting.
Transportation Program Holiday Party

On December 4th, 2009, the Transportation Program at UMass Amherst held its annual holiday party. Students, faculty, family, and friends gathered and celebrated the holidays with atnding the "Merry Maple Concert", a potluck dinner, a Yankee gift swap, and a fun night of Wii games. The party served as a finally social activity before the crunch of final exams began. The Student Chapter would like to thank chapter member Katrina Hecimovic and her husband Austin for hosting.
NEITE Annual Meeting - Warwick, RI

On December 7th, 2009, members of the ITE Student Chapter attended the NEITE Annual Meeting in Warwick, RI. Members attended the day's events including the executive business meeting, technical sessions, a social hour, and dinner. Faculty Advisor Michael Knodler completed his duties of President of the New England Section and was given an award for his service to the section. Student Chapter member Radhameris Gomez won the student competition to meet prominent section members. The meeting served as a great opportunity for students to interact with transportation professionals.

Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting - Washington D.C.

From January 10th - 14th, 2010, members of the ITE Student Chapter and the UMass Transportation program attended the TRB Annual meeting in Washington DC. Many students and faculty members of UMass presented their research to the over 10,000 students and professionals that attended. Many ITE Student Chapter members attended the ITE Student Reception at ITE Headquarters.

Bowling Night - Northampton, MA

On February 4th, 2010, members of the ITE Student Chapter particiapted in the first social event of the semester, bowling at the Northampton Bowling Alley. The event, which consisted of three hours of bowling was also attended by members of the Environmental Engineering Graduate Program. The event was a great success.