April 14, 2017
PacTrans 2017 Reception at the Annual TRB Meeting
PacTrans would like to extend a huge thanks to our external advisory board, principal investigators, student researchers, agency partners, industry partners, and friends for coming out to our annual reception that is held in conjunction with the TRB meeting each January in Washington DC. This year our reception attracted over 200 people to enjoy refreshments, and discuss new and exciting partnerships in and around the Pacific Northwest.
Among other accomplishments, this year PacTrans was able to support the travel of almost 70 students from consortium universities to the TRB annual meeting to present papers, explore research, and build relationships outside of their respective universities.
During the reception, PacTrans directors Yinhai Wang (UW), David Hurwitz (OSU), and Ahmed Abdel-Rahim (UI), presented PacTrans’ prestigious Michael Kyte Region X Outstanding Student of the Year Award to Oregon State University PhD student Masoud Ghodrat Abadi. This award is given each year in recognition of the region X student who displays superior abilities and effort in the areas of: technical merit and research, academic performance, and professionalism and leadership.
Congratulations Mr. Abadi!