2013 Student Awards


Anya Abseen, Master’s student, NCSU
2nd Place, Student Presentation for Method and Case Study for Quantifying Local Emissions Impacts of a Transportation Improvement Project involving Road Re-alignment and Conversion to a Multi-Lane Roundabout

Muhammad Ali, Master’s student, UF
International Road Federation (IRF) Fellowship, 2012-13
President for IRF Fellows’ Class of 2013
Gerald P. Shea Award, IRF Executive Leadership Program, 2013
4th Place in Hydraulics Competition, ASCE Southeastern Student Chapter, 2013

Candace Brakewood, GaTech
Eisenhower Graduate Fellowship, Washington, D.C., June 2013
Advancing Science in America Fellowship, Fall 2012

Eileen Cabrera, Master's student, FIU

Anne Brewer Scholarship Award, ITS Florida, 2013

Felipe Castrillon, Doctoral student, GaTech

Eisenhower Transportation Fellowship, 2013
Eisenhower Graduate Fellowship, Washington, D.C., 2013-2014
Goizueta Foundation Fellowship, Washington, D.C., 2013-2015

Amy Cavaretta, Master’s student, UF

STRIDE Student of the Year, Council of University Transportation Centers (CUTC), 2013
UF Department of Urban & Regional Planning AICP Outstanding Student of the Year, 2012-2013
UF College of Design, Construction, & Planning Graduate Student Academic Achievement Award, 2013
Women's Transportation Seminar International, Helen Overly Memorial Graduate Scholarship, 2012-2013
Women's Transportation Seminar South Florida,Helen Overly Memorial Graduate Scholarship, 2012-2013

Thomas Chase, Master’s student, UF

1st Place, Student Presentation for Instrumented Vehicle Study and Micro-simulation Models of Pedestrian-Vehicle Interaction at Midblock Crosswalks

Xuanwu Chen, Doctoral student, President of FIU ITE Student Chapter

Outstanding Leadership Award, 2013
3rd Place, STRIDE Student Research Poster Showcase, UF/STRIDE Reception, TRB, 2013

Tabitha Combs, Doctoral student, UNC Chapel Hill
2nd Place, STRIDE Student Research Poster Showcase, UF/STRIDE Reception, TRB, 2013

Ehsan Doustmohammadi, Doctoral student, UAB

GAFP Scholarship, UAB Graduate School, 2013

Alexandra Frackelton, Master’s student, GaTech

Graduate Student of the Year, 2013

Alexandra Frackelton and Alice Grossman, GaTech
Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals, Ken Cross Scholarship for Student Research
Date Announced: September 11, 2013
To be used: 2014, for the Pro Walk/Pro Bike Conference in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Alice Grossman, Doctoral student, GaTech

Dorothy Evans Fellowship for 2013/2014, Vassar College
American Association of University Women Selected Professionals Fellowship, Alternate, 2013/2014
Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals, Annual Meeting, Best Poster Award (2013) Golden Shoe Award, Georgia Tech’s Comprehensive Sidewalk Inventory and Research, PEDS Atlanta (2013)
Dwight David Eisenhower Transportation Fellowship Program, 2013 Eisenhower Graduate Fellowship, Washington, D.C., May 2013
Golden Shoe Award, PEDS, Atlanta, GA, October 2013

Gwen Kash, Master’s student, UNC Chapel Hill

Eisenhower Transportation Fellowship, 2012-2013
2nd prize from the National Conference on Rural Public and Intercity Bus Transportation Graduate Student Research Contest

Sara Khoeini, GaTech
Georgia Tech Nominee for National Center for Sustainable Transportation Student of The Year, Atlanta, GA, October 2013 WTS Helene M. Overly Memorial Scholarship, WTS Annual Scholarship Luncheon, Atlanta, GA, October 2013

Sara Khoeini and Adnan Sheikh, GaTech
2013 Freeway & Managed Lane Operations Meeting and Conference Best Student Paper Award
2013 Freeway & Managed Lane Operations Meeting and Conference, Mid-Year TRB Meeting, Atlanta, GA, June 2013

Dr. Alexandra Kondyli, UF, Dr. Angelos Barmpoutis and Dr. Virginia Sisiopiku, UAB
Merit Award, International Conference on Connected Vehicles (ICCVE), Las Vegas, NV, December 2013; STRIDE Project: Investigating the Effect of Drivers’ Body Motion on Traffic Safety

Clark Letter, Doctoral student, UF

1st Place, Student Poster Showcase for Incorporating Probability of Breakdown into Fuzzy Logic Ramp Metering
1st Place, ITE District 10 Florida Section of ITE Student Poster Competition 2013, Poster Title: "Incorporating Probability of Breakdown Into Fuzzy Logic Ramp Metering"

Zhuofei Li, UF
Outstanding International Student Award, 2013

Jinyan Lu, Doctora student, FIU

Best Student Paper Award, District 10 ITE
Bill McGrath Transportation Studies Scholarship Award, FSITE

Miguel Lugo, Doctoral student, UF

NSF South East Alliance for Graduate Education and the Professoriate Funding Award, 2013, UF
9th Postgraduate Forum of Beihang University Beijing, P.R.C. “Exploring Bicycle Ownership Among Household Types” paper accepted for presentation at Beihang University, Oct. 2012
USDOT Certificate for Completion of the 2013 Summer Transportation Internship Program for Diverse Groups, 2013 Florida Section ITE William R. McGrath Transportation Studies Scholarship Award, 2013

Jamieson Matthews, UAB
ALSITE Charles E. Alexander Memorial Transportation Engineering Scholarship, 2013

Rachel Mulholland, Master’s student, University of Denver

3rd Place, Student Presentation for Women in Transportation: A model for Job Seeking in the Transportation Industry

Seckin Ozkul, Doctoral student, UF

IRF Fellowship, 2013-2014
2nd Place, ITE District 10 Florida Section of ITE Student Poster Competition 2013, Poster Title: “Heavy Vehicle Effects on Florida Freeways and Multilane Highways”

Evangelos Palinginis, GaTech
2013 Eisenhower Graduate Fellowship, Dwight David Eisenhower Transportation Fellowship Program, Washington, D.C., May 2013
2013 Arnaoutis Foundation Fellowship, London, UK, June 2013

Prabha “Popa” Pratyaksa, Doctoral student, GaTech
2nd Place, Student Poster Showcase for Safety Performance Evaluation of Converging Chevron Pavement Markings

Erica L. Schmidt, Doctoral student, UAB

3rd Place, Student Poster Showcase for Development of Comprehensive Physical, Sensory and Cognitive Assessment Battery for Driving Safety and Behavior

Jay Shannon, Doctoral student, MSU

1st Place, STRIDE Student Research Poster Showcase, UF/STRIDE Reception, TRB, 2013

Danielle Soriano, Undergraduate Student, UF

Sharon D. Banks Memorial Undergraduate Scholarship received from WTS South Florida Professional Chapter, 2013
Undergraduate Student Outstanding Service/Leadership Award, UF Civil and Coastal Engineering, 2013
Student Chapter President, WTS Advancing Women in Transportation, 2012-2013

Donald Watson, Master's student, UF

Dwight David Eisenhower Graduate Fellowship, 2013
HDR Engineering, Inc. Scholarship, 2013
Institute of Transportation Engineers Scholarship, 2013

Ruoying Xu, Master's student, UF
Dwight David Eisenhower Graduate Fellowship, 2013

Lei Zhang, Master’s student, UF

IRF Fellowship, 2013-2014

Cheng Zhong, Doctoral student, UAB

GAFP Scholarship, UAB Graduate School, 2013