The Student Chapter of the Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) at Georgia Tech was awarded the Southern District of ITE (SDITE) 2009 Best Student Chapter Award and won the William H. Temple Scholarship Challenge Traffic Bowl Competition at the SDITE 2010 Annual Meeting held April 11-14th in Portsmouth, Virginia.
The ITE at Georgia Tech Student Chapter, led by chapter President Alek Pochowski and faculty advisor Dr. Michael Hunter, had a memorable and exciting 2009-2010 school year. The student chapter hosted monthly student chapter meetings with excellent guest speakers on a wide variety of topics related to the transportation profession, and began a new Lunchtime Student Speaker Series in which students had the opportunity to present on relevant topics to their peers. Beyond the Georgia Tech campus, the chapter's participation in the Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board in Washington DC was larger than ever before with over 40 student members in attendance, and more than 15 unique presentations by student members. In addition, the student chapter had several social events each semester, and continues to serve their community with multiple service events every semester.
As a result of their victory in the Traffic Bowl, the ITE at Georgia Tech Traffic Bowl team, consisting of Rama Chilukuri, Matt Kittelson, and Alek Pochowski will participate in the International Institute of Transportation Engineers Collegiate Traffic Bowl Competition taking place at the ITE Annual Meeting and Exhibit on Wednesday, August 11, 2010 in Vancouver, BC, Canada. In addition, the students received a $3,000 scholarship sponsored by the ABD.