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USC's Sue Dexter Recognized as PSR UTC Outstanding Student of the Year

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

We conclude our series of articles dedicated to our Students of the Year with our PSR University Transportation Center (UTC) Outstanding Student of the Year, Ph.D. candidate at the University of Southern California's Sol Price School of Public Policy, Sue Dexter. Dexter also holds a Master of Science degree in Operations Research with an emphasis on network optimization from the London School of Economics.    Dexter is completing her third year as a doctoral student in Urban Planning ...

Meet CSULB Student Nicholas Roy - Winner of PSR Outstanding Undergraduate Student of the Year

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Meet Nicholas Roy from California State University, Long Beach (CSULB), PSR Outstanding Undergraduate Student of the Year.   Roy is completing his studies at CSULB, where he is double majoring in Applied Mathematics and Economics with a minor in Philosophy. Concurrently with his studies, he serves as a Research Assistant at the Center for International Trade and Transportation (CITT), where he is able to apply his skills in economic modeling and data science.   Roy was nominated ...

Danielle Dirksen: Winner of PSR Outstanding Undergraduate Student of the Year Award

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

We are delighted to present another PSR Outstanding Student of the Year award winner. In this article, we feature one of our two PSR Outstanding Undergraduate Students of the Year, USC Sol Price School of Public Policy Student and METRANS Student Newsletter Publisher, Danielle Dirksen. This year, PSR selected two undergraduate students for this award.   Dirksen is a senior majoring in Urban Studies and Planning with a double minor in Environmental Studies and Occupational Science. She ...

NAU's Emmanuel James Wins PSR Outstanding Masters Student of the Year

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Meet PSR Outstanding Masters Student of the year, Emmanuel James, Graduate Research Assistant at the NAU Department of Civil Engineering, Construction Management, and Environmental Engineering.   James is pursuing a Master of Science in Civil Engineering with a focus on transportation safety and operations. James was both an undergraduate and graduate research intern funded by the PSR and has been involved in several research projects, including investigating the crash frequency and severity ...

He put the La in LA Metro; Meet Transportation Planner, Kevin La

Monday, March 2, 2020

Cal Poly Pomona alum Kevin La is a young professional working for LA Metro (Metro) as a Transportation Associate in Congestion Reduction ExpressLanes, a congestion pricing program providing enhanced travel options on Los Angeles County freeways.   La earned his Bachelor's degree in Urban and Regional Planning with an emphasis in Resiliency, Sustainability, and the Environment from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona in 2019. He remembers that when he started his study he wanted ...

Meet Lilly Nie - USC Undergrad Actively Engaged in Transportation Planning

Sunday, February 23, 2020

Lilly Nie is an Urban Planning and Spatial Sciences student at USC with an interest in active-transportation planning, community advocacy, and spatial sciences.     Nie's interest in transportation planning began while interning at Public Matters. There she co-taught workshops on multi-modal types of transportation to a class of juniors at Esteban E. Torres High School and helped them to design multi-modal tours emphasizing East Los Angeles' cultural heritage, which then were carried ...

Meet UCD's PhD Elham Pourrahmani - PSR Outstanding Doctoral Student of the Year

Sunday, February 16, 2020

Each year the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) recognizes outstanding students from University Transportation Centers (UTCs), Students of the Year (SOYs), for their achievements and promise in field of transportation. This year, PSR selected and honored five students - DOT UTC Student of the Year,  PSR Doctoral SOY, PSR Master's SOY, and two PSR Undergraduate SOY.   We are delighted to present a series of articles dedicated to each of the PSR winners. We begin with Elham ...

METRANS Hosts Authors of New Report on Women's Travel Behavior

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

On November 13, METRANS and PSR hosted four coauthors of a new report, commissioned by LA Metro, called Understanding How Women Travel to a standing room only audience at the USC Main Campus as part of the Fall 2019 Speaker Series. Participating in the discussion were Dr. Evelyn Blumenberg, Professor of Urban Planning, Director of the Lewis Center for Regional Policy Studies, UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs, Department of Urban Planning; Judith McCourt, President, Redhill Group; Claudia Galicia, ...

USC, LBSU Students Tour Port of Los Angeles

Saturday, February 1, 2020

Students and faculty from the University of Southern California (USC) and Long Beach State University (LBSU), along with staff and transportation professionals, were treated to a guided, educational tour of the Los Angeles Harbor on Friday, November 9, 2019. Sponsored by METRANS and part of the Port of Los Angeles’s School Boat Tour, the excursion allows participants an up-close and personal port experience, and the ability to see firsthand the workings and local impacts of global trade. ...

USC PhD Aristotelis Papadopoulos awarded Endowed Fellowship

Friday, January 24, 2020

Aristotelis-Angelos Papadopoulos, a third-year PhD student in Electrical Engineering at USC Viterbi School of Engineering, has been awarded the Myronis Endowed PhD Fellowship for advanced students. The Myronis Fellowship is designed for students who are making progress in their PhD degree in terms of both quality of work and timing with a preference to Greek students in the fields of Engineering, Medicine, Physics or Chemistry. Papadopoulos was born in Athens, Greece. He discovered his strong ...