CTS Student Awards

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Matthew J. Huber Award

The Matthew J. Huber Award for Excellence in Transportation Research and Education is given to University of Minnesota graduate students demonstrating outstanding academic achievement in engineering, science, and technology fields. The award is named in honor of the late Professor Emeritus Matthew J. Huber in recognition of his long and valuable contribution to the teaching and study of transportation.

2015 Huber Award recipient:

  • Indrajit Chatterjee—doctoral candidate, civil engineering. Advisor: Gary Davis

Roadway Safety Institute Outstanding Student of the Year

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology presents an outstanding student of the year award to each of its University Transportation Centers (UTCs). The Roadway Safety Institute is the Region 5 UTC, housed at CTS.

Students receive their awards at the Transportation Research Board annual meeting in January.

2015 Outstanding Student of the Year award recipient:

  • Stephen Zitzow—master's candidate, civil engineering. Advisor: Minnesota Traffic Observatory Director John Hourdos

John S. Adams Award

The John S. Adams Award for Excellence in Transportation Research and Education is given to University of Minnesota graduate students demonstrating outstanding academic achievement in policy and planning fields. The award is named in honor of Professor Emeritus John S. Adams, a significant contributor to transportation-related research, education, and outreach activities and a long-time supporter of CTS.

2015 Adams Award recipients:

  • Andrew Guthrie—doctoral candidate, public affairs. Advisor: Yingling Fan
  • Spencer Peck—master’s candidate, urban & regional planning. Advisor: Frank Douma

TRB Travel Awards

As a part of an effort to support students in transportation, CTS and the Roadway Safety Institute provide funding for selected students to attend the national Transportation Research Board (TRB) annual meeting in Washington, D.C. held in January of each year.

Students selected will each receive up to $1,000 for conference expenses, including travel. Upon completion of the conference, students are required to submit brief summaries of sessions they attended.

For more information, contact Kylie Bivins at bivins@umn.edu or 612-625-5608.