March 14, 2017

Student Activities

The ITE University of Washington Student Chapter would like to invite you to….

Sustainable Transportation Policy: A Conversation with Regional Leaders

May 22nd, 2019

6-8 pm

Program Speakers –  Peter Rogoff

Chief Executive Officer

Sound Transit

Dow Constantine

Executive

King County

Celeste Gilman

Deputy Director

Regional Transit Coordination

WSDOT

Steve Hobbs

Senator (Chair of Senate Transportation Committee)

WA State Legislature

Claudia Balducci

Councilmember

King County Council

Program Description

Policymakers and leaders in Washington State face challenges meeting sustainability goals while simultaneously trying to increase mobility, accessibility, and livability in our region. These challenges include facets of engineering, planning, and politics.

Major funding packages at the state level and regional levels have recently been passed in the form of this year’s Washington State transportation package and Sound Transit 3 in 2016. Leaders are now tasked with completing these projects on-time and under-budget, which is made difficult by rising construction costs and increasingly-complex project delivery.

At the same time, county and city leaders are aiming to meet aggressive sustainability targets through policies that encourage density and alternative transportation modes such as transit and bicycling. These sustainability targets must be balanced with goals such as regional economic development.

Please join us in welcoming Sound Transit CEO Peter Rogoff, King County Executive Dow Constantine, Senator Steve Hobbs, and King County Councilmember Claudia Balducci for an evening of discussion regarding crafting sustainable plans, developing the policies to support them, and delivering new transportation infrastructure.

Tickets: https://tinyurl.com/2019-TPR

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ITE WA and ITS WA – Student Night at Gonzaga University on Thursday April 25th!

ITE Washington – Student Night at Ivar’s Salmon House on Tuesday May 7th!

 

Eastern Region Student Industry Night @ Gonzaga University

Next week is Student Industry Night at Gonzaga University.  ITE Washington and ITS Washington are excited to bring together students and industry to interact and network about the transportation profession.  The event will feature a networking hour where students can talk to different companies who will share information about what they do. Students will also hear a few different perspectives about transportation planning, design, operations and intelligent transportation systems.

We are excited to have the following employers/organizations support our Eastern Region student initiative.  These groups will be hosting a table top display to showcase their work and student opportunities.  Space is still available for ITE and ITS Washington companies/organizations that are interested in attending. Please contact Darcy Akers at dakers@bellevuewa.gov to inquire about attending.

Event Link: https://ite_itswashingtonstudentindustrynight2019.eventbrite.com

Companies/Organization Present:

WSDOT

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Students attending from:

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May Student Night @ Ivar’s Salmon House

Mark your calendars for Tuesday May 7th and plan on attending the annual WA State ITE sponsored student night competition and scholarship awards banquets. $5,000 in scholarships and prizes will be awarded at the event. This year’s student night will feature a student competition project in the City of Bellevue.  Students will conduct field review, analysis, and provide recommendations for improving connectivity, accessibility and efficiency of multimodal facilities in the Wilburton Commercial Area.

Student night has been a long-standing tradition for ITE Washington and has been a great way for members to connect and interact with the student community.  We are looking forward to the insights that the students bring and for a fun night of networking.  This is also a great venue for employers to scout for new student hires and for students to learn about potential job opportunities through networking as well.

Please sign-up, sponsor, and support the next generation of transportation professionals.

Date:  Tuesday May 7, 5:30pm start time

Location:  Ivar’s Salmon House – 401 NE Northlake Way, Seattle, WA 98105

Cost:  $50 – ITE Members, $55 – Non-ITE Members

RSVP:  https://2019-ite-wa-student-night.eventbrite.com

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2019 Scholarship

The Washington State Section of ITE is now accepting applications for the high school, undergraduate, and graduate student scholarship programs. The scholarships are awarded to students who are interested in pursuing a career in transportation engineering or planning. If you would like to apply for the scholarship, please follow the links below. The scholarship winners will be announced at the ITE Student Night on May 7th, 2019.

The scholarships for 2019 will be awarded in the following amounts:

High School Senior: $500.00 2019 Application
Undergraduate: $1,500.00 2019 Application
Graduate: $2,500.00 2019 Application

2019 Student Competition

Please mark your calendars to attend the ITE Student Night on Tuesday May 7th, 2019. This event is a great opportunity for students to network with professionals. As a part of the student night, students are encouraged to participate in the Student Competition for cash prizes.

This year, we have a project from the City of Bellevue. Problem statement this year focuses on the corridor of  116th Ave between Main St and NE 8th St and the current study of the Wilburton Commercial Area. With several major regional projects in the area such as East Link Light Rail and the Eastside Rail Corridor, there student are asked to come up with project proposals to improve the connectivity, accessibility and efficiency of multimodal transportation facilities. Students will apply their knowledge of standards and consideration the use by applicable modes to prepare a poster board presentation and formal presentation on their concepts.  Student interested in forming teams and competing please download the material from here  [link to PDF]

2019 Student Night

Save the date! Student night will take place on May 7th,2019 at Ivar’s on Lake Union. Registration for the event will be posted here soon! Keep an eye for upcoming announcements.

Please contact Student Activities Co-Chairs Darcy Akers (dakers@bellevuewa.gov) and Sarah Keenan (S.Keenan@fehrandpeers.com) with any questions.

Forms:

1- 2019 ITE Washington Student Competition

2- ITE Graduate Application 2019

3- ITE Undergraduate Application 2019

4- ITE HS Senior Application 2019

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ITE and ITS Washington are hosting a student industry night for Eastern Washington on April 25, 2019.

Please join ITE WA and ITS WA for Student Night at Gonzaga University on Thursday April 25th!

ITE and ITS Washington’s upcoming Student Industry Night is a great opportunity to meet with eastern Washington students and share your experiences in the transportation field. We especially encourage ITE Washington members living in the Spokane area to attend.  We have invited transportation-focused students from Gonzaga University, Eastern Washington University, Washington State University and University of Idaho to participate.

This event is an opportunity for students to learn about potential careers within the field of transportation – from planning to engineering and everything in between. The event will feature a networking hour where students can talk to different companies who will share information about what they do. Then there will be presentation by a panel of transportation professionals that will talk about their careers in transportation from different perspectives such as public agency vs consulting and also different paths within transportation such as design, operations and intelligent transportation systems.

If you or your company/organization is interested in recruiting students for internships or full-time positions, industry night can also be a great way to seek out aspiring professionals in transportation. Table top display areas will also be provided to interested employers (free of charge).  Please e-mail Darcy Akers at dakers@bellevuewa.gov if you are interested in setting up a table top display to promote your company/organization and network with students.  Please come out and support our Eastern Region students and their future transportation careers.

Date:  Thursday April 25, 4:30 – 7:30pm

Location:  PACCAR Building Room 007, Gonzaga University

Cost:  FREE (Light dinner will be provided)

RSVP: https://ite_itswashingtonstudentindustrynight2019.eventbrite.com