Welcome to the UAB Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) Student Chapter homepage. The UAB ITE Student chapter was established in December 2002 with the enthusiastic participation of students and faculty in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at UAB and the support of ITE, ALSITE, and the local transportation community. 

The purpose of this UAB Institute of Transportation Engineers Student Chapter is to promote the advancement of transportation and traffic engineering by fostering the close association of students with the transportation and traffic engineering profession and the Institute of Transportation Engineers. Student Chapter members become better acquainted with topics of interest in transportation and traffic engineering through speaker presentations, chapter-sponsored field trips, and student competitions. They also enjoy discounts at conferences and ITE bookstore purchases, access to job openings and scholarships and participation in civic engagement and professional development activities.

UAB ITE Student Chapter Officers for the 2019-2020 school year are: Taniya Sultana, President; Gokman Pacal, Vice President; Tausif Chy, Secretary; Saiful Khan, Treasurer, and Sahila Sarjana, Events Chair. Virginia Sisiopiku, Ph.D., is the Chapter’s faculty advisor. James Thomas of Sain Associates Inc., a UAB alumnus, serves as the liaison between the UAB ITE Student Chapter and the Alabama Section Institute of Transportation Engineers (ALSITE).

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2019-2020 UAB ITE Board

Objective

The objective of the UAB Institute of Transportation Engineers Student Chapter is to promote the advancement of transportation and traffic engineering by fostering the close association of students with the transportation and traffic engineering profession and the Institute; to acquaint students with topics of interest in transportation and traffic engineering through the medium of competent speakers and of Chapter-sponsored trips; to promote common interests among students and to encourage the enhancement and optimization of facilities for transportation and traffic engineering study.


Activities

Each year, the UAB ITE student chapter organizes and participates in a number professional development and service activities including field trips, guest speaker seminars, fundraising, recruitment events, and awards competitions.


Membership

Any student enrolled at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, with an interest in transportation engineering, is eligible for membership. Currently no membership fee is required. However, students should obtain membership to the national ITE. If you are interested in becoming a member of the UAB ITE Student Chapter please contact the Faculty Advisor, Dr. Virginia Sisiopiku. The student membership for ITE is free for the first year. Click here to know the benefits of membership and click here to join the ITE.


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Contacts


Faculty Advisor

Dr. Virginia P. Sisiopiku
(205) 934-9912 | vsisiopi@uab.edu


Current Officers

Taniya Sultana, President
Gokmen Pacal, Vice President
Tausif Chy, Secretary
Saiful Khan, Treasurer
Sahila Sarjana, Events Chair