ADOPT-A-HIGHWAY (6th October, 2012)
In early February of this year, the Student Chapter was approved and processed by NCDOT officials for the Adopt-A-Highway Program. The Student Chapter is now responsible for cleaning the roadside area of a 1 mile stretch of roadway near the University. Clean-ups will occur at least four times per year. The Student Chapter was also recognized with a white and green road sign on the stretch of roadway that is to be maintained by the Student Chapter. The Student Chapter recognizes the importance of helping keep the University campus clean, and values the appearance of the University it represents.
On 6th October 2012, the student chapter was involved in cleaning the 1 mile of the North Tryon street. The next adopt-a-highway is scheduled to be held on April 27th, 2013.
An Unexpected Career in Transportation (11th October, 2012)
The presentation on “An Unexpected Career in Transportation” is held on October 11, 2012, from 12:30 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. in EPIC Building. Ms. Angela Berry, Project Manager at Charlotte Department of Transportation (CDOT), was our guest speaker. It was organised by UNCC ITE chapter.
12th Annual UNCC Engineering Picnic (12th October, 2012)
On October 12, 2012, the student chapter set-up an information table at the 12th annual UNC Charlotte Engineering Picnic. This table showcased the ITE student chapter’s events and activities, and helped provide more information to the entire student body about the organization. Through this event, we received interest from 7 new students, and better associated ourselves with the UNCCharlotte community while also becoming more familiar with the various
organizations in the engineering department.
Volunteer Carowinds (27th October, 2012)
The Student Chapter participated in a group volunteer session for Carowinds Amusement Park during the Halloween season in the month of October. This fundraising opportunity allowed the Student Chapter to raise money for trips and enjoy each other’s company. One day was devoted for this activity due to prior commitments by the members of
ITE, on October 27th of 2012. The amount raised during this event was approximately $200.
Charlotte Department of Transportation (CDOT) Traffic Management Center Field Trip (19th November, 2012)
On November 19th, 2012, the chapter, working with our advisor, Dr. Pulugurtha, conducted a field trip to CDOT’s Traffic Management Center. This event saw 16 students, 13 of which were ITE members, attend alongside our advisor. This field trip was informative on what goes into running the cities road networks, as well as how crashes are responded to and how the system as a whole works.
Incident Management, How it Affects You (20th November, 2012)
The presentation on “Incident Management, How it Affects You” is held on November 20, 2012, from 12:30 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. in EPIC Building. Mr. Tim Kirk from North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT), was our guest speaker. It was organised by UNCC ITE chapter.
Student Organization Showcase (30th January, 2013)
A student organization showcase was put on by UNC Charlotte on January 30th, 2013, to help spread the word about all of the organizations on campus. We had a table alongside every organization on campus, where we not only showcased the engineering department at the university, but also help spur interest in transportation engineering among the students. Events like this help the club in the long run, as more students enter the engineering department and are made aware of all the organizations that are a part of the department.
Traffic Capacity and Safety Solutions Across the Southern States (7th February, 2013)
The presentation on “Traffic Capacity and Safety Solutions Across the Southern States” is held on February 7, 2013, from 12:30 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. in EPIC Building. Mr. Ryan Eckenrode from AECOM, was our guest speaker. It was organised by UNCC ITE and ASCE chapters.
E-Week, Engineering Competition (20th February, 2013)
Engineering Week, which runs February 17th to the 23rd, was observed at the UNCC campus for another straight year. As part of E-week, our chapter alongside the student chapter of ASME at UNC Charlotte held an “Engineering Competition”. This competition pitted fellows students from various departments and class standing against each other in simple contests that required unusual approaches with unusual materials. The events for this competition were titled The Claw, Balloon Tower, Marble Mover,The Paper Airplane Competition and Cardboard Chair Test. These events required team work and communication, while also working under a time limit and using materials not normally used for traditional engineering competitions. Overall, 27 people took part in 7 teams for the competition, which saw a team of Triangle Fraternity members and ASME members tie for first place. This event not only spurred interest in ITE and ASME, but also helped develop a tighter sense of community among engineers and their organizations.
What ITE Means to Me (28th February, 2013)
The presentation on “What ITE Means to Me” is held on February 28, 2013, from 12:30 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. in EPIC Building. Ms. Amanda Good from Kimley Horn and Associates, Inc., was our guest speaker. It was organised by UNCC ITE chapter.
Leading the NCDOT Traffic Systems Operations Program (14th March, 2013)
The presentation on “Leading the NCDOT Traffic systems Operations Program” is held on March 14, 2013, from 12:30 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. in EPIC Building. Ms. Meredith McDiarmid from North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT), was our guest speaker. It was organised by UNCC ITE chapter.
- NCSITE Annual Meeting (15th November, 2012)
- TRB Conference Presentations (13th-17th January, 2013)
- GPSG GRS Presentations (23rd March, 2013)
- SDITE Presentations (7th-10th April, 2013)
In the coming year, the Student Chapter will work to bring new students to the organization. The Chapter will strive to grow into a more recognized and accomplished union of transportation engineering students, while continuing to provide opportunities for professional networking and the advancement of transportation engineering knowledge.