WILBUR S. SMITH DISTINGUISHED TRANSPORTATION EDUCATOR AWARD
The purpose of this award is to recognize an educator (typically a professor) who has made an outstanding contribution to the transportation profession by relating academic studies to the actual practice of transportation. The award seeks to recognize transportation educators that help their students advance their professional development, enhance their opportunities to network with practicing transportation professionals, and become active participants in the profession.
The nominee must be or have been employed by an accredited college/ university to teach undergraduate and/ or graduate courses in transportation.
The nominee must have provided students with the opportunity to relate their coursework in transportation with the actual practice of transportation. The following list includes examples of such programs:
Visits to agencies and firms
Participation in meetings of transportation associations
Exposure to current transportation policy issues
Encouraging and helping to identify opportunities for part time and/or summer employment
Undertaking community service projects to address current transportation issues
The nominee should have provided students with knowledge, skills, and values, which as professionals will allow them to anticipate needs and harness innovative, cost-effective technologies to solve future problems.
Award will consist of a trophy or plaque, given at the ITE Annual Meeting and Exhibition Awards Luncheon and a free registration to the meeting along with a guest ticket to the Awards Luncheon, and recognition in ITE Journal.
Required Submission Materials
The nomination should include the following required documentation:
A two-page (minimum) statement addressing how the nominee meets the eligibility criteria using specific examples as support.