Awards

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. Below are the award categories and criteria.

CUTC Eno Leadership Development Conference Award

CUTC National Student Awards

The Milton Pikarsky Memorial Award is given annually for the best Ph.D. dissertation and M.S. thesis in the field of science and technology in transportation studies. The Charley V. Wootan Memorial Award is given annually for the best Ph.D. dissertation and M.S. thesis in the field of policy and planning in transportation studies. The Neville A. Parker Award is given annually to two non-thesis masters project reports in the field of policy and planning, and science and technology. Winners in each category receive the following honorariums: PhD Dissertation: $2,000 MS Thesis: $1,500 MS/ME Reports/Papers: $1,500

Nomination Deadline: September 30, 2017 CUTC Student Award Brochure

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Cambridge Systematics (CS) New Faculty Award

The Cambridge Systematics (CS) New Faculty Award is given annually to a tenure-track faculty member in transportation education. The award purpose is to recognize outstanding teaching and research contributions to the transportation field. The award recipient will receive an appropriate citation and a check for $2,000.

Nomination Deadline: October 30, 2017

CUTC-ARTBA Award for Administrative Leadership

Established in 2012, the “CUTC-ARTBA Award for Administrative Leadership” is given annually to an individual in a staff position or non-tenure-track faculty position in support of administration of a CUTC member institution transportation center (examples include rank of director, assistant director, program manager, research faculty, research engineer or scientist, staff, or administration). The award recognizes outstanding administrative leadership contributions to the transportation field by non-academic appointments. The award recipient will receive a certificate of acknowledgement and a check for $750 that will be presented at the CUTC annual banquet in Washington, D.C.

Nomination Deadline: October 30, 2017

CUTC Lifetime Achievement Award for Transportation Professional and Public Service
The CUTC “Lifetime Achievement Award for Transportation Professional and Public Service” was instituted in 2017 to honor those individuals who have contributed immensely throughout their professional and public lives to transportation research and education. This award is renamed from the earlier “CUTC Lifetime Achievement Award in Transportation Research and Education (non-academic)”, which was given annually from 2008 through 2016.The award honors individuals who have served primarily in government, business on non-governmental organizations and have legislatively, programmatically or administratively supported transportation research and education. 

Nomination Deadline: October 30, 2017

 

 

 

CUTC Lifetime Achievement Award for University Transportation Education and Research

The CUTC “Lifetime Achievement Award for University Transportation Education and Research” has been given annually since 2015 to honor individuals who have had a long history of significant and outstanding contributions to university transportation education and research resulting in a lasting contribution to transportation. This award supplants the earlier “CUTC Award for Distinguished Contributions to University Transportation Education and Research” Award, which was given annually from 1998 through 2014. 

Nomination Deadline: October 30, 2017

Historical List of Award Winners

Call for Student Award Reviewers
We are requesting volunteers to help review award submissions. The review process will require a minimum of 24 volunteers (four 4 for each student award category). To become a reviewer, please contact Sue McNeil and indicate your preference to evaluate nominations in the science & technology or policy & planning category. Last year’s reviewers will be contacted directly to seek their continuing commitment to the exercise.