Student Activities

  • November 19, 2015

    2015 Michael Kyte Student Award


    Nominations are now accepted for the 2015 Michael Kyte Student of the Year Award.

    Submit your nominations to  by November 13th.

    Student awardee receives a plaque and reimbursement of travel expenses to the 2016 95th Annual TRB Meeting from PacTrans.

    Selection will be based upon accomplishments in three areas:

    •             Technical Merit and Research.  Evidence of research merit is based upon faculty nomination and evaluation of submitted written papers or reports.

    •             Academic Performance. Academic performance is based upon courses attempted and grades attained.

    •             Professionalism and Leadership. Evidence of professionalism and leadership can be in the form of presentations at professional society meetings and symposia, and       leadership in student professional activities.

     Please provide the following information when you submit your selection:

    1.            Academic Transcript

    2.            student name (with phonetic spelling, please)

    3.            a valid e-mail address for the student awardee

    4.            gender

    5.            high resolution head-shot photo of student in electronic format – minimum 300dpi

    6.            name of university at which student is enrolled

    7.            student bio not to exceed 250 words (the bio must also address why the student was selected for this particular award)

    8.            title of student’s thesis/dissertation (or primary transportation area of experience

    9.            Letter of Recommendation from Faculty

  • Student Travel Support to TRB

    PacTrans is pleased to offer support to UW graduate students to attend the 95th annual TRB meeting in Washington, D.C. January 10-14, 2016.

     To apply: For consideration, please email and include the title of the paper you will be presenting as the primary author at the TRB by Monday, December 1, 2015.

     Support: PacTrans will pay two‐thirds of a student’s costs (up to $700).

     Eligibility: Applicants must either be current or recently graduated students in good standing in a UW graduate program for consideration. They must also be the primary author of a paper accepted at the TRB conference.

     Required of All Funding Recipients: All recipients of PacTrans travel funds are expected to include the PacTrans logo and name on their TRB poster and/or presentation slides.

    For more information read: PacTrans Travel Support for TRB

    Please use travel form for reimbursement: Travel Reimbursement Form

  • October 30, 2015

    Congratulations to the SCTL Masters Program Graduates!

    This summer the online Master of Supply Chain Transportation & Logistics at the University of Washington graduated its inaugural class of 28 students.  Known as “The Originals”, this impressive group spent two years balancing the demands of part-time school with full-time employment at companies like Boeing, Zulily, REI, and Tesla.  Our students not only reside throughout WA State, but also across the nation and globe!

    The SCTL program combines engineering and business principles with industry best practices to provide students with the knowledge needed to successfully design, implement, and manage complex supply chain transportation and logistics strategies. The curriculum focuses on cross-functional areas–such as operations, inventory management, and IT systems–to develop skills in the end-to-end management of transportation in a global supply chain. Students then apply what they’ve learned to a real-world problem during a two-quarter practicum project.

    We were thrilled that so many Originals attended the Civil & Environmental Engineering graduation celebration in June.  We look forward to seeing everything these outstanding students will accomplish!132

  • July 01, 2014

    2014 Graduation

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  • May 12, 2014

    Jeff Busby from TransLink Talks to Transportation Graduate Seminar

    On May 2, Jeff Busby, Senior Manager, Project Development at TransLink in Vancouver, BC, came and talked to the University of Washington transportation graduate students at the graduate transportation seminar. He gave a very interesting talk about how areas in Metro Vancouver are using transit stations to stimulate better development and the relationship between development and transportation infrastructure. This is important because Metro Vancouver is projected to grow over the next 30 years, meaning that there will be an increase in the number of trips taken. TransLink hopes that the increase in person trips won’t result in an increase in vehicle trips. Achieving this goal involves everything from designing transit station access to choosing which benches to put at stations. The talk was an excellent opportunity for students to learn about issues in the transportation industry, and how those issues are being solved. One interesting thing about TransLink is that it is organized differently than many of its North American counterparts, as they fulfill the roles of both an MPO and a transit system operator, and also fund a lot of road infrastructure. This enables a degree of coordination that would be impractical in many jurisdictions. We would like to thank Jeff for speaking to our students, as it was a great experience for them.

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