Students

Student Spotlight: Rachel Hure

Student Spotlight: Rachel Hure

Name:  Rachel Hure Hometown:  San Luis Obispo, California Current position:  Graduate Research Assistant to Dr. Amit Bhasin Hobbies: I enjoy playing intramural soccer and volleyball with other engineering graduate students, as well as swimming in my free time. I also love getting involved on campus through organizations such as Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) and …


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Student Spotlight: Venktesh Pandey

Student Spotlight: Venktesh Pandey

Name:  Venktesh Pandey Hometown:  Gonda, India Current position:  Graduate Research Assistant to Dr. Stephen Boyles Hobbies: I have been picking up running long distances as a hobby.  Other than that I enjoy traveling, biking, and meeting new people while volunteering for different activities in and around the campus. Where were you before you came to pursue …


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Levin Wins CUTC’s MS Thesis Award

Levin Wins CUTC’s MS Thesis Award

Congratulations to Michael Levin for winning the CUTC (Council of University Transportation Centers) Milton Pikarsky MS Thesis Award. This award continues a trend where almost every year  at least one of our CTR-funded transportation graduate students wins a thesis/dissertation CUTC national award. The Milton Pikarsky Memorial Award is given annually for the best Ph.D. dissertation and M.S. …


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Student Spotlight: Megan Hoklas

Student Spotlight: Megan Hoklas

Name: Megan Hoklas Hometown: Grand Prairie, Texas Current position:  EIT at HDR, Inc. Hobbies: In my free time I enjoy reading at local coffee shops, playing volleyball and flag football, and training for the Austin Half Marathon in February. Recent News: Selected for the Dr. Naomi Ledé Award to the Outstanding Masters Student Where were you before you came to …


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D-STOP’s Summer Internship Results in TRB Presentation

D-STOP, in coordination with another USDOT Tier 1 research unit, the Center for Highway Pavement Preservation, hosted an 11-week summer internship for engineering undergraduates interested in transportation. The University Transportation Center (UTC) Undergraduate Internship (UI) provides interns with unique insight into transportation education and helps prepare them for a possible career in the field. The …


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Student Spotlight: Alice Chu

Student Spotlight: Alice Chu

Name: Alice Chu Hometown: Cupertino, California Current position: Graduate Research Assistant to Dr. Chandra Bhat Hobbies: Cycling, finding inspiration in modern architecture, traveling to new cities Recent News: Named D-STOP’s 2015 Outstanding Student of the Year  Where were you before you came to pursue your graduate degree at UT? I graduated in 2008 with a B.S. in Computer Science from the …


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UT Austin ITE Student Chapter Hosts Inaugural TexITE Student Leadership Summit

UT Austin ITE Student Chapter Hosts Inaugural TexITE Student Leadership Summit

The UT Austin ITE Student Chapter—in collaboration with Texas A&M Texas State, UT San Antonio, and UT Arlington—co-founded the inaugural TexITE Student Leadership Summit. Fifty students and twenty professionals came together to network, collaborate, and compete in an event designed to prepare students in becoming the next generation of leadership. The Summit kicked off the TexITE Fall District …


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Student Spotlight: Kristie Chin

Student Spotlight: Kristie Chin

Name: Kristie Chin Hometown: Katy, Texas Current position: Graduate Research Assistant to Dr. C. Michael Walton Hobbies: In my free time I enjoy playing sand volleyball, cooking, and serving as President of the Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) Student Chapter. At the TexITE Fall District Meeting in San Antonio, the organization was recently recognized as …


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