The Illinois Section of ITE was pleased to honor the winners of the 2017 Scholarship and Student Paper Competitions at the Annual Banquet on January 19, 2017. Every year, ILITE gives an award to one undergraduate and one graduate student to support their pursuit of a degree in Transportation Engineering or Planning. Students are judged based on their coursework, a personal statement, faculty recommendation, and several other criteria. 

In addition, the Illinois Section awards a Student Paper Award to the best graduate student paper. The papers are judged on scope and format, originality, applicability to the field, validity, and significance. Each year's winner is entered into the Midwest ITE Student Paper Competition.

This year's winners were:

Graduate Student Scholarship –
Ramin Shabanpour (UIC)

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Student Paper Award – Michael Hyland (NWU)

"On-demand Autonomous Vehicle-enabled Mobility Service with no Shared Rides Operational Problem: Comparison of Real-Time Assignment Strategies"

Congratulations to these excellent award winners and we wish Michael luck in the Midwestern Section Student Paper Competition.


Photos: Craig Jakobsen

Student Scholarships

The ITE Illinois Section Scholarship is presented annually to encourage students to consider Transportation Engineering or Transportation Planning in their studies and career aspirations and to provide partial financial support to students who have demonstrated an interest and are likely to work in the transportation field. The scholarship will be provided to one undergraduate student and one graduate student in the amount of $2,000 each. 

To apply, fill out the application below. Additional details are also available with the application. 

Student Paper Award

If you are currently a student member of the Institute of Transportation Engineers and are currently enrolled in a graduate program (see eligibility requirements below), you are invited to submit a written paper on a transportation engineering topic for consideration in the 2017 ITE Illinois Section Student Paper Award competition. The Paper Award also comes with a $1,000 prize! 

To apply, fill out the application below. Additional details are also available with the application.

The final submittal deadline for the student scholarship awards and student paper award is Friday, December 2, 2017.