Mr. Reyes discussed the I-91 Widening Project and his role on the important improvement project for the greater Los Angeles highway commuters. Mr. Reyes also shared insight on what to expect once new graduates find employment. Of most importance, Mr. Reyes recommends that newly hired identify their strengths and “find their fit” in professional practice – all the while maintaining a focus on the P.E. licensing goal.
On Thursday, October 25th 2012, ITE Cal Poly Pomona held the 3rd General Meeting of the year. The guest speaker was Mr. Neil Nilchian, P.E. who detailed Project Management issues in Transportation Engineering.
Mr. Nilchian stressed the importance of balance within a project and the consideration for a diversity of needs. According to him, project success is a product of originality, timeliness, and client-service. Mr. Nilchian concluded his presentation with valuable words of wisdom and well wishes to his audience of aspiring professional engineers.
ITE’s second meeting is this Thursday, Oct 11 during U-hour (12-1 PM), in the Transpo Lab (17-2646). We will be hosting Zaki Mustafa as our guest speaker. As the newly elected President of ITE, 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!
ITE Cal Poly Pomona’s 1st General Meeting featured guest speaker Ms. Alyssa Reynolds, P.E. from the City of Henderson, NV.
Ms. Reynolds shared her wide range of experiences in engineering, highlighting multiple issues to be considered at the start of civil improvement projects. As the past President of ITE’s Western District, she also stressed the benefits of becoming involved with ITE and the Transportation Engineering profession.
Among the General Announcements:
- ITE’s annual planning for 2012-2013 was detailed
- ITE’s Executive Board was introduced
- Carmaggedon Technical Tour: planned for the weekend of 10/6/2012 (details coming soon via email)
10/11/2012 (Thursday): ITE’s 2nd General Meeting featuring Guest Speaker Zaki Mustafa, Los Angeles Department of Transportation.
ITE’s first meeting is this Thursday, Sept 27 during U-hour (12-1 PM), in the Transpo lab (17-2646). We will be hosting Alyssa Reynolds as our guest speaker, who will be discussing how to relate the maintenance aspect of our Traffic Infrastructure to Traffic Engineering. Free lunch will be provided on a first-come first-serve basis. Come and see what ITE has to offer! Continue reading
Our hard work has payed off, for the first time, ITE Cal Poly Pomona has won the Western District Student Chapter Award! We ranked 1st among 21 student chapters within the western 13 states! The last time we we won was in 1996.
This goal was envision since the previous summer where we strategically planned the entire upcoming year by organizing guest speakers, technical tours, social events, and research opportunities for our members who will be presenting at conference. From the data collection proposal, to our educational outreach project with high school students; there has been a tremendous amount of work behind the scenes.
President Ortiz’s shout out:
We’re very grateful and humbled for receiving this honorable award. We look forward to an amazing time at the Western District Conference in Santa Barbara and hopefully at the International Annual Conference in Atlanta. See you all there!
The key note speaker for lunch will be Christine Eary, Associate Planner SANDAG, who will be speaking on “Safe Routes to Transit and Data Collection/Modeling Work”.