Student Endowment Fund – Western ITE

Former BYU ITE President Casey Knecht wrote an article which was featured on the Western ITE website. Here’s a couple snippets of the article.

“Our chapter currently has about 25 members, which is up from last year when we had about 10.  Though small, we generally hold one to two events each month.  Just this year, we commenced our monthly BYU ITE Professional Forum.  We invite local transportation engineers and planners to present on their work or a current issue in transportation.  After the presentation, students have a chance to talk with the professionals over food.  We’ve seen great success with these events and we will continue to hold them each month.”

“The Brigham Young University (BYU) Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) student chapter has been greatly benefitted from the Western District Student Endowment Fund.  The main financial assistance we’ve received has come from the data collection opportunities provided by ITE Western District.  For seven of the past nine years, BYU has been awarded funding through the Data Collection Fund.  This funding has gone directly toward the costs of attending the Western District Annual Meeting.  Going to the annual meeting has been a great opportunity for our members to learn more about the transportation industry, meet with professionals and other students, and become more involved with ITE.  We’ve also been able to compete in the Student Traffic Bowl.  Our chapter has won the competition three times over the past four years, which has allowed our members to travel to the ITE International Annual Meeting & Exhibit.”

Read the full story at http://westernite.org/2014/student-endowment-fund-janfeb-2015/.

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