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CTLS Student of the Year

Each fall, transportation engineering students and civil or environmental engineering graduate students involved in transportation research are invited to apply for the Center for Transportation and Livable Systems (CTLS) Student of the Year Award.

Award

Winners of the CTLS competition:

  • Receive a certificate of achievement
  • Receive an award of $1,000 and travel expenses to the Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting in Washington, DC
  • Are recognized at the annual Council of University Transportation Centers awards banquet at TRB
  • Are recognized in a feature in the CTLS newsletter
  • The CTLS Student of the Year winner will also be nominated for the US DOT Student of the Year

Student Eligibility

Eligibility is based on the following minimum qualifications:

  1. Eligible students must be graduate degree candidates who are US citizens or permanent residents and who have been enrolled for at least two semesters at the University of Connecticut, or have graduated from the transportation program at UConn in the previous year.
  2. Eligible candidates must have completed with a grade of B or better at least twelve credit hours of coursework prior to September and have a GPA greater than 3.50 (out of 4.00).

Nomination

Students may be nominated by a faculty member by submitting the following materials:

  1. Completed application form
  2. Copy of transcript (unofficial)
  3. Two-page CV/Resume
  4. Copy of one archival journal paper published/in press/in review
  5. Nomination letter (1 page) from one CTLS-affiliated faculty

Selection

The winner is selected based on the following criteria:

  1. Technical merit and research
  2. Leadership
  3. Academic performance
  4. Professionalism

Notification

Candidates for the awards are notified via email of the results of the competition. Selection of the recipients is made by a panel of CTLS-affiliated faculty based on the submitted application packet.

Past Winners

2012: Kelly Bertolaccini
2011: James Mooradian
2010: Jason Zheng
2009: Craig Yannes
2008: Wesley Marshall
2007: Eric Jackson

 

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