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UTC Student of the Year

Each Year a student is selected as Student of the Year, highlighting his or her achievements and promise for future contributions to the transportation field.

Selection Criteria:
Graduate degree candidates who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents and who have been enrolled for at least two semesters at UMass are eligible to receive the award. Individuals who have already graduated and who meet the other selection criteria are also eligible for the award.
Eligible candidates must have completed with a grade of B or better at least 12 hours of graduate course work at the time the selection is made, and have a graduate GPA in excess of 3.25 (out of 4.00).Selection is based upon accomplishments in three areas:

  • Technical Merit and Research - based upon faculty nomination and evaluation of submitted written papers or reports
  • Academic Performance - based upon courses attempted and grades attained
  • Professionalism and Leadership - can be in the form of presentations at professional society meetings and symposia, and leadership in student professional activities



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