Student Spotlight - Transportation Area Award Winners
Congratulations to Bismark Agbelie, Eleni Bardaka and Harkrishan Singh Sahi, recipients of the Edward J. Cox Memorial Transportation Scholarship Award, and to Wubeshet Woldemariam for winning the 33rd Annual Harter Rupert Best Paper Award.
The Edward J. Cox Memorial Transportation Scholarship Award is presented annually by the Indiana Section of the Institute of Transportation Engineers to encourage students to consider Transportation Engineering/Planning in their studies and career aspirations and to provide partial financial support for tuition and fees to students who have demonstrated an interest in and are likely to work in the transportation field. The Section will award at least two scholarships in the amount of up to $4,000 ($2,000 per semester) for undergraduate students, or $2,000 ($1,000 per semester) for graduate students to be applied to educational expenses during the 2012-2013 academic year.
The Harter Rupert Best Paper Award is awarded by the Transportation Research Board Committee ADC40 on Transportation-Related Noise and Vibration. ADC40 started out in September 1974 as a subcommittee, with a small group of highway noise researchers who were responsible for much of the work performed in the 1970's on developing a methodology for predicting highway traffic noise. The committee activities include: acting as a clearinghouse and meeting place for the exchange of information among professionals in the field (as best exemplified by our summer meetings); presentation of the results of research and the subsequent publication of papers from our annual TRB (winter) meeting; and identifying research needs in our field of expertise.