The CUTC awards competition recognizes outstanding transportation students, faculty and leaders for their accomplishments in the field of transportation research and education. Each year, individuals are honored at the Annual CUTC Awards Reception and Banquet. These individuals, who have been nominated by educators from across the country, have emerged as some of the best and brightest minds in the industry.
Listed below are the award categories and criteria.
CUTC National Student Awards
“Milton Pikarsky Memorial Award”
“Charley V. Wootan Memorial Award”
“Neville A. Parker Award”
NEW! CUTC-ARTBA Award for Administrative Leadership
This award honors outstanding contributions to the transportation field by non-tenured or non-tenure track positions within a transportation education or research program at a CUTC member university.
CUTC-ARTBA New Faculty Award
This award recognizes outstanding teaching and research contributions to the transportation field by a new tenure-track faculty member in transportation.
Distinguished Contribution to University Transportation Education & Research
This award has been given annually since 1998 to honor individuals who have had a long history of outstanding contributions to university transportation education and research.
Lifetime Achievement in Transportation Research & Education
Instituted in 2004, the Lifetime Achievement Award honors those individuals who have contributed immensely throughout their professional lives to transportation research and education.
2012 Award Winners:
- Lifetime Achievement in Transportation Research & Education:Mr. John Horsley, American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO)
- Distinguished Contribution to University Transportation and Research:Dr. Randy Machemehl, The University of Texas at Austin
- CUTC-ARTBA New Faculty Award: Xuegang (Jeff) Ban, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
- CUTC-ARTBA Administrative Leadership Award: Mr. Stephen Albert, Western Transportation Institute- Montana State University
- Pikarsky Award for Outstanding Ph.D. Dissertation in Science and Technology:
Dr. Saif Eddin Jabari, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
Dissertation:" A Stochastic Model of Macroscopic Traffic Flow: Theoretical Foundations"
- Wootan Award for Outstanding Ph.D. Dissertation in Policy and Planning:
Dr. Qiang Bai, Purdue University
Dissertation: "Trade-Off Analysis in Multi-objective Optimization for Transportation Asset Management"
- Pikarsky Award for Outstanding M.S. Thesis in Science and Technology:
Mr. Tarun Rambha, The University of Texas at Austin
Thesis: "Adaptive Routing in Schedule Based Stochastic Time-Dependent Transit Networks"
- Wootan Award for Outstanding M.S. Thesis in Policy and Planning:
Miss. Eirini Kastrouni, Institute for Transportation, Iowa State University
Thesis: "Equity Performance Evaluation of Two Different Pricing Options: Fuel Tax Per Gallon and VMT Fee"
- Parker Award for Outstanding Non-thesis Masters Degree Paper in Policy and Planning:
Mr. William Dominie, UCLA
Paper: "Is Just Growth Smarter Growth? The Effects of Gentrification on Transit Ridership and Driving in Los Angeles’ Transit Station Area Neighborhoods"