ITE’s Eighth General Meeting Recap

ITE Cal Poly Pomona held its 8th General Meeting on Thursday, February 20, 2014. The guest speaker for this meeting was Spencer Reed, Transportation Engineer for Fehr & Peers. You can read more about Mr. Reed at: http://itecpp.wordpress.com/2014/02/17/2305/

Mr. Reed presented on the transition to a successful career in engineering during and after college, providing tips on what an individual should look at for a job. This includes deciding whether to work in a specialized or diversified firm, the personality of potential co-workers, and the company mission values, among other tips. To conclude, Mr. Reed advised members to manage their own expectations in a potential job, to exceed others expectations, and to keep expanding their knowledge in the field.

Among the General Announcements:

  • Interested in an ITE sweatshirt? Please contact Hector (hlsalcedo@csupomona.edu)
  • If you are a member and have not picked up this year’s T-Shirts, please come by to the next meeting.
  • UCLA invited ITECPP to a technical tour at the Burbank Airport on February 21.
  • ITECPP recently went to the ITE Student Leadership Summit at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo; the summit was a great opportunity to network with students from other universities and professionals within the area.
  • ITECPP will be hosting the 40th Anniversary Dinner on May 23rd, 5:30 PM – 9:30 PM. This is a great networking opportunity! Contact Jackie for more information (jmtabares@gmail.com)
  • Online registration for UCTC Conference is now available! For more information, check out the website: http://uctc2014.atscpp.org.
  • Other Events:
  • Traffic Bowl – Saturday, February 22 – 11:30 AM – CSU Long Beach
  • RSBITE Golf Tournament – Friday, March 21 – 8 AM – 2 PM

See you at our next meeting (last of the Winter Quarter) on Thursday, March 6!

ITECPP at the Science Fair Expo: Guest Post by Brandon Wong

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Officers at Science Fair

The Cal Poly Pomona Student Chapter of Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITECPP) was honored to attend the Science Fair EXPO on October 5. The Science Fair EXPO was co-hosted by San Bernardino County

Superintendent of Schools and Riverside County Office of Education to support the K-12 Science/STEM Education program. Elementary, middle school, and high school students from surrounding counties with an interest in math and science were in attendance to learn about the many different fields in math and science.The Science Fair EXPO consisted of consultations, presentation, exhibitor booths, and workshops. These were hosted by teachers, professors, high school and college students.

ITECPP participated in the Science Fair EXPO by displaying an exhibit and presenting on the discipline of civil engineering. The exhibitor booth included activities on structural and transportation engineering.Students were provided sheets of 8.5” x 11” copy paper and asked to roll them into columns to be able to support loads of textbooks. Continue reading

ITE’s First Meeting w/ Guest Speaker Zaki Mustafa

Zaki MustafaITE’s first meeting is this Thursday, Oct 3rd during U-hour (12-1PM), in the Transportation Lab (17-2646). We will be hosting Zaki Mustafa as our guest speaker. He will be discussing how the Los Angeles Department of Transportation operates and also how to get ahead and succeed in life. Free lunch will be provided on a first-come first-serve basis. Don’t miss out on this opportunity!

Zaki Mustafa, P.E., is the Principal Programs Engineer with the City of Los Angeles and is in charge of Project Delivery. He has been with the City for 29 years. He manages a staff of 155 professionals and has a budget of over $250 million. He is responsible for the delivery of the capacity enhancement and streetscape improvements, pedestrian and school safety improvement projects, Signal Synchronization program, prepare engineering plans for various traffic control devices such as traffic signals, speed feedback signs, left turn arrows, and striping plans for City streets, project management of all Measure R transit capital projects, traffic impact studies review site specific development projects for CEQA clearance purposes, and the implementation of the City adopted Bike Plan. Prior to this assignment he was the Chief of Field Operations with a staff of 275 professionals and a budget of $30 million.

Mustafa has been very active with the Institute of Transportation Engineers for more than 30 years and served at all levels of ITE leadership: as a Student Chapter President, Section President, District President, International Board, International Vice President and currently serves as the International President.

ITE 2013 Technical Conference – Guest Post by Hector Salcedo

ITE SD 2013-2This year’s ITE Technical Conference was held on March 3-6 in San Diego. On March 3, I was able to attend the council meetings. ITE has special interest councils for members who want be involved in research and dealing with specific issues. There are two different types of councils, Employer-Type councils and Technical councils. At the conference, there was a coordinating council, which is made up of the chairs of each technical and employer type council. The main goal of this council is to serve as a link for all the councils so everyone can collaborate together on specific topics. Continue reading

Recap – ITE’s Second General Meeting

ITE's 2nd General Meeting

ITE’s 2nd General Meeting

ITE Cal Poly Pomona’s 2nd
General Meeting featured guest speaker Mr. Zaki Mustafa, P.E. from the Los Angeles Department of Transportation (LADOT).

Mr. Mustafa (Cal Poly Alumnus, ITE 2013 International President Elect) shared
his presentation on the “Keys For Success” to an audience of students and faculty. Mr. Mustafa’s stressed the importance of growing strong communication and technical skills, but also urged his audience to pursue volunteer opportunities and other involvements within Transportation Engineering before graduation. Mr. Mustafa concluded his presentation by offering the latest news and happenings within LADOT.

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