Education - UA ITE Student Chapter

UA ITE student members and their faculty advisor, Dr. Steven Jones, receive the charter at the spring 2011 ALSITE meeting.

On October 26, 2010, a chapter of the Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) at The University of Alabama held its inaugural meeting.

ITE is an international educational and scientific association of transportation professionals who are responsible for meeting mobility and safety needs. ITE facilitates the application of technology and scientific principles to research, planning, functional design, implementation, operation, policy development, and management for any mode of ground transportation.

Dr. Steven Jones, the chapter’s advisor, said the chapter was created “to expose students directly to the transportation profession and to allow them opportunities to meet and interact with professionals in Alabama and throughout the southeast.”

Since the chapter was charted in April 2010, dozens of students, including graduates and undergraduates, have joined.

The chapter is planning for a busy 2014. The chapter hosted the spring 2014 meeting of the Alabama Section of the Institute of Transportation Engineers (ALSITE). The UA student chapter won the 2014 Alabama Section Traffic Bowl competition beating the teams from Auburn and UAB. The UA team will compete for the Southern District title in late March 2014.

UA’s chapter is the third collegiate chapter in Alabama. It joins existing chapters at Auburn University and the University of Alabama at Birmingham.