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WTS Conference 2016: Student Travel Award Essay Contest
Win a Trip to the Women's Transportation Seminar Conference
This is an outstanding opportunity to meet and network with women working in transportation and experience what awaits you in the professional world.
Sessions cover subjects from transportation management and meeting demand to financing, safety, and sustainability. You will also participate in technical site tours that let you see the inner workings of transit, air, and roadway systems.
Go to the WTS conference page and click on "Annual Conference," then select "Preliminary Program" for detailed information on planned tours, sessions, speakers, and receptions.
For more information about WTS, visit their website at www.wtsinternational.org.
You must be:
- Intending to pursue in a career in transportation.
- A graduate or undergraduate student in your junior or senior year attending Rutgers full time.
- Enrolled in a transportation-related engineering, policy, or planning degree program.
- Able to be present for the full conference in Chicago, May 17-20, 2016.*
* You are expected to check into the hotel on the evening of May 17, attend a technical tour starting May 18 at 9 a.m., and attend all conference events up to and including one afternoon technical tour on May 20. You are required to check out of the hotel the morning of May 20. The hotel will store your luggage while you finish the day's events.
ESSAY SUBJECT AND GUIDELINES
The winning contestant will be chosen based on an essay that must be submitted by March 28, 2016, 4:00 p.m. A panel of faculty and communications experts will evaluate submissions and choose the winner.
Submit an essay of 500 to 750 words covering:
- Why transportation is important to the country and to you.
- What your career ambitions are.
- What activities or accomplishments you feel make you deserving of this prize.
- What you hope to gain from attending the WTS conference.
Download application/essay cover sheet [PDF]. Type your information directly in the form, print out, and sign, or print and fill out legibly by hand.
Download the contest flyer [PDF] and share with your friends or student group.
Send or deliver your application by mail or in person by 4:00 p.m. on March 25, 2015 to the CAIT Building at 100 Brett Road, Room 211, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ 08854.
The winner of the WTS essay contest will also be expected to:
- Take photos documenting your conference experience and give CAIT high-resolution digital files of those photos for publication on the CAIT website and/or newsletter.
- Submit a summary within one week of your return with details of your activities. Include information on what technical tours you participated in, what your favorite thing was about the conference, and how you benefited from the experience.
- Submit your photos and summary to Allison Thomas, CAIT communications director. Email your materials or drop off in room 224, just across from the CAIT main offices. Email or call Allison (848-445-2954) if you have any questions about the photos and summary; be sure to include "WTS" in your subject line.
- By submitting your materials, you are giving CAIT permission to use excerpts from your essay and summary, and your photos. These will be for publication on the CAIT website and/or in the CAIT newsletter.
- Attach a copy of your application with the summary and photos so Allison has your contact info.
The CAIT UTC Consortium will cover expenses for:
- Conference registration fee, which includes meals (lunch May 18 through lunch May 20). You are responsible for any meals not included as part of your conference registration or banquet and reception tickets.
- Banquet, reception, and networking session fees.
- Fees for one morning technical tour on May 18 and one afternoon technical tour on May 20.
- Transportation to and from the conference (if needed)
- Hotel room for the nights of May 17, 18, and 20.
The winner will work with CAIT staff to make travel arrangements and complete registration for the conference.
DISCLAIMER: Participants agree to waive any claim against Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, and the Center for Advanced Infrastructure and Transportation (herein referred to as Rutgers-CAIT), and release its officers, director, agents, and employees from all claims arising from any injury, loss, damage, accident, delay, or expense. Thereby, by applying to this program, the participant agrees that they will hold Rutgers-CAIT free and harmless of liability for any injury to their person or loss or damage to their property.