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About the Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE)
Benefits of joining ITE include:
Paraphrased from the ITE web page and "ITE Student Chapter Manual":
The Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) is an international educational and scientific association of transportation and traffic engineers, transportation planners and other professionals who are responsible for the safe and efficient movement of people and goods on streets, highways, and transit systems. The Institute facilitates the application of technology and scientific principles to research, planning, functional design, implementation, operation, policy development and management for any mode of transportation by promoting professional development of members, supporting and encouraging education, stimulating research, developing public awareness, and exchanging professional information; and by maintaining a central point of reference and action.
Founded in 1930, the Institute serves as a "gateway to knowledge and advancement" through meetings, seminars, and publications; and through a network of more than 13,000 members working in some 70 countries. The Institute also has more than 70 local and regional chapters and more than 90 student chapters (make that 91 -- ISU!) that provide additional opportunities for information exchange, participation, and networking.
The Institute has formed ten councils around each of the topics below. The members of each council work together to educate members, set standards, and discuss issues relevant to that discipline. This is done through seminars, technical sessions, and briefings held in conjunction with either ITE's Annual Meeting or International Conference and by publishing informational reports, equipment standards, and recommended practices.
1. Traffic Engineering
Among other activities, ITE does the following:
The objectives of the ITE Student Chapter, as set forth in our ISU Student Chapter Charter is to:
Membership in this ITE Student Chapter provides you:
Annual Student Paper Award
For independent and original research and investigation of transportation subjects. Award presented each year at the Annual Meeting of ITE, with paper published in one or more appropriate publications of the Institute. Recipient receives a $1000 cash award, with all travel and expenses provided to the ITE Annual Meeting.
Student Chapter Award
Presented at the Section, District, and National levels. Award is based on activities and involvement of the student chapter, as detailed in the Chapter’s submission of the Student Chapter Annual Report. Award includes recognition by the Section, District, or National Chapters, as well as monetary amounts.
Bank of Resumes and Job Listings
The ITE National Chapter maintains a web site used for job and resume exchanges http://jobs.ite.org/. According to Laura Hazan, ITE’s Information Services Librarian, the Student Resume Service has attracted over 450 of your fellow students nationwide and 175 recruiters had registered for access to this service. Recruiters had been busy downloading these resumes, over 250 resumes in the first year.