Student Activities

  • April 25, 2016

    University of Washington Concrete Canoe Team Brings Home Gold at Regional Competition


    Congratulations are in order: the UW team claimed first place at the Pacific Northwest Regional Concrete Canoe competition, held the weekend of April 7-9 in Moscow, Idaho. Read More

  • February 08, 2016

    Prospective Graduate Transportation Engineering Students Meet with PacTrans and STAR Lab


    Last week Friday, February 5, 2016 a group of about twenty prospective graduate transportation engineering students camp to the University of Washington to see the campus, the department, the labs, and meet with the faculty. Read More

  • December 28, 2015

    TMCs – Nerve Centers of the Operation Activities of the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT)

    A site visit last December 7 by 23 UW transportation engineering students to the Northwest Region Transportation Management Center in Shoreline, one of the six regional Traffic Management Centers (TMCs) of WSDOT, paved the way to better understand a 24-hour, 7 days a week complex operation. The TMC is the operation center of the many Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) used to make the system run more safely and efficiently. ITS devices include roadside cameras, ramp meters, variable message signs, speed and lane control signs, and radios.  Read More

  • December 01, 2015

    Traffic Bowl Competition – UW ITE Student Chapter, First Place Winner


    The Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) Student Chapter at the University of Washington was honored to attend the 8th Annual Bill Kloos Traffic Bowl in Portland, Oregon.  Read More

  • November 23, 2015

    Congratulations to PacTrans 2015 Outstanding Student of the Year!

    John Ash is a second year Ph.D. student in the Smart Transportation and Applications Research (STAR) Laboratory working under Dr. Yinhai Wang at the University of Washington (UW). John is originally from Wisconsin and came to the UW in 2014 after completing his M.S. in civil and environmental engineering (with a transportation emphasis) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he also completed his B.S. with a double major in civil engineering and mathematics in 2012. His major research interests include traffic safety (which was the focus of his M.S. thesis in Wisconsin), intelligent transportation systems, and applications of data science in transportation. Read More

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