ITE’s Third General Meeting w/ Guest Speaker Vanessa Muñoz

Vanessa MunozITE’s third meeting is this Thursday, Oct 31st during U-hour (12-1PM), in the Transpo Lab (17-2646). We will be hosting Vanessa Muñoz as our guest speaker. She will be presenting on the City of Rolling Hills Estates – Palos Verdes Drive North Bike Lane Project. Free lunch will be provided on a first-come first-serve basis. Don’t miss out on this opportunity!

Ms. Vanessa Muñoz is a Deputy Director of Engineering at Willdan with 15 years of experience in transportation planning and traffic engineering. Her area of expertise includes traffic impact studies, engineering and traffic surveys, design and operations, municipal engineering, and operational analyses. She has designed over 300 signalized intersections for client cities, outside agencies, and Caltrans. Ms. Muñoz is an accomplished engineer for multi-discipline and multi-agency traffic and transportation projects and has supervised the completion of more than 1,000 projects, for a variety of large- to small-scale projects. She understands the importance of meeting schedules and developing the most cost-efficient project in order to meet budgetary constraints. She is responsible for analysis, coordination, and preparation of plans, specifications, and estimates for traffic signals, signing, striping, traffic control, flashing beacons, street lighting, interconnect, parking lots, street widening and resurfacing projects.

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ITE’s Second General Meeting Recap

ITE Cal Poly Pomona held its 2nd General Meeting on Thursday, October 17. The guest speaker for the meeting was Vikas Sharma, P.E., an experienced engineer/project manager with a specialization in traffic engineering who has worked with Kimley-Horn and Associates and is currently teaching at Cal State Fullerton. You can read more about Mr. Sharma at http://itecpp.wordpress.com/2013/10/16/ites-second-meeting-w-guest-speaker-vikas-sharma/.

Mr. Sharma talked to members about what it means to work as a traffic engineer, such as answering phone calls from residents and clients, scheduling road and signal maintenance, and reviewing plans. Mr. Sharma also offered tips regarding job interviews, resumes, and building relationships. Getting involved in clubs such as ITE, building relationships with professors and professionals, and improving one’s technical skills will help one’s success in finding a job.
Among the General Announcements:
  • Membership is $20 before October 31! You can find the membership form at: http://itecpp.files.wordpress.com/2011/10/ite-membership-form-2013-1.pdf and bring your form at the next General Meeting.
  • RBF Tech Tour – Friday, November 15 (Limited to 15 spots)
  • LAX Tech Tour (with UCLA ITE) – Friday, October 25 (Deadline to register: October 17 – Contact Mark: mdshisler@csupomona.edu)
  • We’re looking for help for the ITECPP 40th Year Anniversary! (logo design, etc.) Contact Jackie Tabares at jmtabares@csupomona.edu
  • Buffalo Wild Wings Blazing Challenge on Wednesday. Thank you for coming and supporting ITE!
 Upcoming Events:
  • October 24th –  Engineering Club Fair at Building 17 Atrium during U-Hour
  • October 24th – OCTEC Meeting
  • October 26th – Traffic Workshop (8am-3:30pm in Buena Park)
  • November 5th-7th – High Speed Rail Conference in Downtown LA
  • November 15th – ASCE/ITE Civil Day 

2012-2013 Annual Report

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Another year of hard work. Check out our 2012-2013 Annual Report and see what we’ve been up to this past year! [or Download the PDF Here]

(what we were up to last year)

2012-2013 Annual Report