Student Chapters

Midwestern ITE District
Student Activities Committee

In 2015, the Midwestern District Board created a Student Activities Committee to promote the advancement of the transportation planning and engineering profession among students in the study of transportation engineering and planning. In recognition that students are the future leaders of ITE and the Midwestern District, the District Board wanted to take more proactive steps in interacting with student members, and in coordinating and promoting student chapter activities across the 11-state area of the District. The Student Activities Committee is responsible for assisting universities and colleges within the Midwestern District to establish new student chapters, assisting in reactivating student chapters, and monitoring the status of the student chapters. The committee also coordinates with both the local sections/chapters and International ITE  staff on student related issues, and is available to student chapters to provide information and advice on issues ranging from providing contact information for members, officers and staff of the Institute to providing career guidance advice and related materials.

The Student Activities Committee is responsible for the following student activities and competitions that are conducted each year:

  • Student Poster Competition (during Annual Conference)
  • Collegiate Traffic Bowl (during Annual Conference)
  • Student Design Competition (during Annual Conference)
  • Annual Conference Chapter Participation Award
  • Student Social Activities in coordination with Traffic Bowl (during Annual Conference)
  • Promotion of the Student Paper Competition and Student Chapter Activities Award (to be coordinated with the District Vice President, who is responsible for the selection committee)
  • Other student initiatives as directed or approved by the District Board

The committee also provides support to the host student chapter of the annual Midwestern/Great Lakes Student Leadership Summit.

The committee is comprised of a chair and vice chair, appointed by the District Board, and representatives from each section in the District. If you are interested in working with this committee, please contact your Section’s President or a member of the committee.

Illinois Section Ashley Hochstatter Ashley.Hochstatter@hdrinc.com
MOTIVE Section Nicole Oneyear noneyear@iastate.edu
NCITE Section Abby Rieckman
Kevin Peterson
Wisconsin Section Susan Paulus susan.paulus@lakesideengineers.com
Committee Chair John Davis DavisJ@AyresAssociates.com
Committee Vice Chair VACANT

There are 23 Student Chapters under Midwestern District. If you are interested in starting a Student Chapter, click here to go to the ITE website for additional information for student programs and services to get you started.

Illinois Section

MOVITE Section

North Central Section

Wisconsin Section

Student Chapter Faculty Advisers’ Contact Information

Illinois Institute of Technology Zongzhi Li
Iowa State University Jing Dong
Kansas State University Eric Fitzsimmons
Marquette University Alexander Drakopoulos
Missouri University of Science & Technology Ghulam Bham
North Dakota State University – Fargo Amiy Varma
Northwestern University Pablo Durango-Cohen
Oklahoma State University Samir Ahmed
Saint Louis University Jalil Kianfar
South Dakota State University NC
Southern Illinois University – Edwardsville Yan Qi
University of Arkansas Sarah Hernandez
University of Illinois – Chicago Bo Zou
University of Illinois – Urbana/ Champaign Rahim (Ray) Behekohal
University of Kansas Steven Schrock
University of Minnesota – Twin Cities Campus Alireza Khani
University of Missouri – Columbia (Rolla) Carlos Sun
University of Nebraska – Lincoln Aemal Khattak
University of Oklahoma Richard Marshment
University of Wisconsin – Madison David Noyce
University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee Troy (Yue) Liu
University of Wisconsin – Platteville Kristina Fields
Washington University at St. Louis Shawn Leight

Student Chapter Annual Reports

Each year ITE Student Chapters are required to submit an annual report to the Midwestern District Board and to ITE Headquarters. Click annual_report_form to find a report form template that shows the minimum information required to be submitted by each Student Chapter to ITE Headquarters each year. (See Section II.D of the Student Chapter Manual.) You may use a copy of this form, filling in the blanks and adding attachments as appropriate; or if it is more convenient, submit the same information in a format similar to this form.

If your Student Chapter desires to be evaluated for the annual Midwestern District and ITE Student Chapter Awards, you are invited to prepare a supplementary report that describes your Student Chapter activities in greater detail than is requested in this report.

Click here to view chapters reports submitted in previous years.

Student Scholarships

Student Scholarship (ILITE) $2,000 (Undergraduate Career Objectives/Recommendations)

Harvey Shebesta Scholarship (ITEWI) $1,000 (Career Objectives/Recommendations)

Martin Bruening Student Paper Award Competition (ITEWI) – $200 (Technical Paper)

Thomas J. Seburn Student Paper Award (MOVITE)

  • First place – $1500 plus expenses not to exceed $400 to attend the MOVITE Spring Meeting
  • Second place – $500
  • Third place – $250

Jan Kibbe Student Scholarship (MOVITE)

  • First place – $2,000

Technical Research Grant (MOVITE)

  • Grant of up to $2000

For more details about the MOVITE scholarships and grant, please visit the MOVITE web site at: http://www.movite.org/organization/awards/