STUDENTS/YOUNG PROFESSIONALS

Already registered?  Now it’s time to get involved! The Western District has a long history of providing exciting student opportunities at annual meetings. Student events are scheduled throughout the conference, so make sure you don’t miss anything!

“Not Like the Otters” MiteY Race

Date/Time: Saturday, June 22nd, 3:00 – 5:00 PM

Description: The MiteY Race is modeled after the hit television series “The Amazing Race” where teams follow clues and complete challenging but fun tasks to race for first place! Students can register in teams of two (limit two per school) before June 1st. Registration fees for the MiteY Race support the Richard T. Romer Student Endowment Fund.

More Info: For more information or to register, please visit https://westernite.org/endowment-fund/mitey-race-2019/.

James H. Kell Student Design Competition

Date/Time: Sunday, June 23rd, 12:00 – 4:30 PM

Description: All students are invited to participate in this mystery design challenge created by your peers! Students will compete in a team design challenge for prize money. No registration necessary. Teams will be formed on the day of the challenge and consist of students from different schools and ITE districts. Participation and placement will help earn points for your school towards winning the Student Chapter Annual Meeting Award!

More Info: Visit the James H. Kell Award webpage, or e-mail the Western District Student Initiatives Chair, Danielle Scharf.

Get Acquainted Social/Fundraiser for the Student Endowment Fund

Date/Time: Sunday, June 23rd, 5:30 – 7:30 PM

Description: The Get Acquainted Social is a great way to meet and mingle with both professionals and other students from the Western district. Plus, volunteer to sell raffle tickets to raise money for the Richard T. Romer Student Endowment Fund and earn points for your school towards winning the Student Chapter Annual Meeting Award!

Student Traffic Bowl

Date/Time: Monday, June 24th, 2:30 – 4:30 PM (Pre-Qual, 10:00 – 11:30 AM)

Description: The ITE Collegiate Traffic Bowl is an annual competition between ITE student chapter teams using transportation planning and engineering topics for the clues, questions, and answers. The winning team will go on to compete at the Collegiate Traffic Bowl Grand Championship at the ITE International Meeting in Austin, Texas July 21 – 24, 2019. Schools must email their district’s Student Chair (Danielle Scharf) by June 1st to register. All teams from the Western District are required to attend the Pre-Qualification round after lunch on Monday. For more information on the ITE Collegiate Traffic Bowl, please visit http://www.ite.org/trafficbowl/.

Student Poster Session

Date/Time: Monday, June 24th, 9:30-10:00 AM or 2:30 to 3:00 PM

Description: Have you been working on an interesting project or conducting some intriguing research? Consider presenting your work at the Annual Meeting! All students are invited to submit their work for presentation at a poster session. If you would like to present a poster, please send your contact information and a short description of your topic to the Monterey LAC Technical Co-Chair Tom Mericle.

Student Chapter Leadership Forum

Date/Time: Tuesday, June 25th, 7:00-8:00 AM

Description: All students, student chapter leaders, and faculty advisors from both districts are invited to join in a discussion on best practices for student chapters, facilitated by ITE’s International Transportation Education Council Chair, Grant Schultz. Topics will include chapter activities, fundraising, and recruitment efforts. Come to share your own ideas or learn what other chapters are doing in the Western district – together we can help each other be the best chapters in ITE!

Student Resume Workshop

Date/Time: Tuesday, June 25th, 8:00-9:30 AM (Session 4E)

Description: Bring your resume to be professionally reviewed and earn points for your school towards winning the Student Chapter Annual Meeting Award! No advanced sign up necessary. For more information, please email the Western District Career Guidance Chair, Josh McNeill.

Young Professional’s Career Survival Guide

Date/Time: Tuesday, June 25th, 10:00-11:30 AM (Session 5E)

Description: Learn how to deal with some of the challenges of being a young professional in today’s workplace from transportation professionals. Earn points for your school towards winning the Student Chapter Annual Meeting Award by attending! No advanced sign up necessary. For more information, please email the Western District Career Guidance Chair, Josh McNeill.

Young Professionals and the 21st Century Workplace

Date/Time: Tuesday, June 25th, 1:30-3:00 PM (Session 6E)

Description: Join other young professionals in a panel discussion about the realities, myths, and future of the 21st Century workplace. Earn points for your school towards winning the Student Chapter Annual Meeting Award by attending! No advanced sign up necessary.For more information, please email the Western District Career Guidance Chair, Josh McNeill.

Student Chapter Annual Meeting Award

Date/Time: Points awarded throughout the conference; the winning chapter will be announced at the Student Awards Forum on Wednesday, June 26th.

Description: An overall Annual Meeting Award will be presented to the student chapter who has the highest participation and performance at the annual meeting. Points will be awarded for general attendance, participation in student events, and volunteering throughout the conference. Points do not rely solely on which chapter has the most attendees! For information on volunteering, please email the Monterey LAC Social Activities Chair, Travis Low.

Student Awards Forum

Date/Time: Wednesday, June 26th 8:30-10:00 AM (Concurrent with technical sessions)  

Description: Join your fellow students in recognizing the best and the brightest students from the Western District.  The Annual Meeting awards for the outstanding students and student chapters will be presented during the Student Awards Forum.  The Western District awards include Outstanding Student and Educator awards, Richard T Romer Endowment Fund Regional Scholarship awards, Student Chapter Awards, and Student Paper winner award.

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