TAMUite takes first in district, moves on to collegiate international competition

TAMUite team 2016

The Texas A&M University student chapter of the Institute of Transportation Engineers (TAMUite) is a high-achieving organization. In addition to being one of the largest ITE student chapters in the nation, the chapter hosted 11 guest speakers and signed six contracts with three different clients, creating an income of around $16,000 for the organization. Based on the high-level activity, the chapter was recently recognized as the 2016 Best Student Chapter of the Texas district.

The organization recently won the 2016 Texas District ITE Collegiate Traffic Bowl, an annual competition amongst ITE student chapter teams using transportation planning and engineering topics for the clues, questions and answers. With this win, the team will proceed to the international competition in Anaheim, California, on Aug. 14-17. 

Along with transportation students, the organization includes members from other engineering and planning specialty areas such as construction management, geotechnical engineering and construction sciences, and its membership is open to all Texas A&M students. A significant percentage of TAMUite members are women, including the current president Maryam Shirinzadeh Dastgiri, who is the third female president in a row. TAMUite is completely student-operated, where undergraduate and graduate students work together to fulfill the organization’s goal of promoting the advancement of transportation engineering for a better transportation tomorrow.

TAMUite’s activities include The Big Event and Aggieland Saturday, monthly general meetings with speakers from academic and professional backgrounds and the TxDOT Adopt-A-Highway program. For more information, visit:  http://www.texite.org/tamu.

For more information on the ITE Collegiate Traffic Bowl competition, visit:  http://www.ite.org/trafficbowl.