Mr. Laurie has over 6 years of experience in both civil and traffic engineering designs. He has worked on a number of transportation improvement projects. He prepares and finalizes plans, specifications and estimate (PS&E) documents. His recent projects have involved a multi-use trail, street improvements, traffic control, traffic signals, and signing and striping.
Mr. Laurie will present Oso Creek Multi-Use Trail Project, in the City of Laguna Niguel. He is responsible for the preparation of roadway/bike trail signing and striping, traffic signal modification, and in-roadway warning lights designs. Mr. Laurie will provide a quick overview of the project and afterwards will lead the class into a workshop. The workshop will be preparing preliminary signing and striping, traffic signal modification, and in-roadway warning lights design plans. Workshop will be tailored for students as a potential work task for entry level engineers.
Spencer Reed will be speaking on how to find employment and succeed within the engineering industry. He is a transportation engineer at Fehr & Peers in Los Angeles. He graduated from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo in December 2011 with a degree in Civil Engineering. During his time in school, Spencer was able to complete a variety of internships that allowed him to learn more about the transportation industry. Through his education and internships he was able to find a position at Fehr & Peers where he has the opportunity to work on a variety of challenging and fulfilling projects. His project work and technical experience includes microsimulation modeling, traffic impact studies, travel demand modeling, and bicycle and pedestrian planning.
ITE Cal Poly Pomona held its 7th General Meeting on Thursday, February 6, 2014. The guest speaker for this meeting was Monica Suter, PE, TE, PTOE. You can read more about Ms. Suter at: http://itecpp.wordpress.com/2014/02/04/2288/.
Ms. Suter presented on the number of opportunities that students could work in the transportation engineering industry. This includes freeway design, Intelligent Transportation Systems, or a traffic management center. Ms. Suter also explained to members about information overload and how engineers should communicate with the public to minimize risk and allow for a safer drive. Before concluding her presentation, Ms. Suter provided some useful tips for resumes and interviews, such as learning from good and bad experiences, sharing your skills to others, and working to understand your potential employers.
Among the General Announcements:
T-Shirts are now available! If you are a member and have not picked up your shirts, come by to the next meeting.
A Parking Study will be performed on Thursday, February 13 between 6am – 8 pm. Please contact Hector (email@example.com) for more information.
ITECPP is looking for help with the 40th Anniversary Banquet, which will be open to all members and officers, past and present. Please contact Jackie (firstname.lastname@example.org) if interested.
The ITE Student Leadership Summit at San Luis Obispo is now $80 to attend. It will be on February 15-17.
Cal Poly Pomona will be holding this year’s UCTC Conference on April 17-19. You can see the website here: http://uctc2014.atscpp.org.
Traffic Bowl – Saturday, February 22 – CSU Long Beach
Chicken Tacos Fundraiser – Tuesday, February 18 – Between Buildings 9 & 17
RSBITE Meeting – Thursday, February 20
Chi Epsilon Job Fair – Thursday, February 27
Broomball (ITE Co-Hosting Event) – Friday, February 28
RSBITE Golf Tournament – Friday, March 21
Laser Tag – To Be Announced
See you at our next meeting on Thursday, February 20!
Monica M. Suter, PE, TE, PTOE for the City of Santa Ana, CA is currently an International Director with ITE. She previously served as Western District President (2008-2009) and promoted the profession with her “Getting to ‘Yes’ With the Public & Elected Officials” presentation. She manages an engineering team for the City of Santa Ana with 26 years of private and public sector experience. Ms. Suter joined ITE as a Michigan State University student. Since then she’s presented/published several International/District ITE papers, and served as a co-instructor for ITS Tech Transfer/UC Berkeley’s MUTCD Course. Ms. Suter is a Signals Technical Committee Member of the National Committee on Uniform Traffic Control Devices and was an ITE Associate Member in 2011. She is currently an APWA Associate Member.
Mr. Hofert, the RSBITE (Riverside-San Bernardino) President, introduced himself as a Cal Poly Pomona alumni, and presented about his work as Senior Traffic Engineer for Parsons Brinckerhoff, which included a couple of projects he is working along with Los Angeles Metro. Mr. Hofert also talked about his experience working as a senior project advisor for the Spring 2013 Quarter. Mr. Hofert encouraged members to be proactive in meeting with professionals, participating in student and professional meetings, and attending conferences.
Among the General Announcements:
T-shirts will be delivered at the next meeting, we apologize for the delay.
Cal Poly San Luis Obispo will be having an ITE Student Conference on February 15-17. Contact Mark for more information: email@example.com
Cal Poly Pomona will be holding this year’s UCTC Conference on April 17-19.
See you at our next meeting on Thursday, February 6!