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Weekend edition March 01, 2024 | Katelyn Keenehan

UTK student engineers win “traffic bowl” competition

The students will compete at the regional competition on April 7 in Wilmington, NC.

Students at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK) can add another accomplishment to the university’s belt. The Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) student chapter secured the first-place title at the Tennessee Section Institude of Transportation Engineers (TSITE) Traffic Bowl. The competition was held in Memphis on February 22.

Grace Whitehouse, E.I. Hayden Rogers, E.I., and Saurav P. represented the UTK ITE student chapter. They won against tough competition from the University of Memphis and Tennessee State University. Now that they have secured this win, the team will travel to the Southern District Institute of Transportation Engineers (SDITE) conference in Wilmington, North Carolina in early April. There, the team from the Tickle College of Engineering will compete again against the best teams in the region!

Kevin Heaslip, the Director of the Center for Transportation Research, applauded the student team and expects great outcomes from the regional competition.

“The success of the UT Student Chapter of the Institute of Transportation Engineers shows the dedication and intelligence of our students. Their success provides visibility to our transportation programs and visibility to UT regionwide to the practitioners in the field and provides opportunities for students to obtain full-time jobs from the connections they make,” he said.

Read more information about the Center for Transportation Research in the Tickle College of Engineering.


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