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: https://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 (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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 (email@example.com)
Online registration for UCTC Conference is now available! For more information, check out the website: http://uctc2014.atscpp.org.
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!
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.
Jason Pack, PE, TE, PTOE– Fehr and Peers, Senior Associate
Mr. Pack began working for Fehr & Peers after receiving his degree in Civil Engineering from the University of California, Davis in 1999. He worked in the Bay Area market for over four years and worked in the Sacramento market for another five years before moving to Southern California in 2008. He has worked on a wide variety of transportation projects, from general plans and specific plans to detailed corridor, interchange, and signal coordination studies. Additionally, he has applied or developed travel demand forecast models on over 50 projects in the State of California. Jason services Fehr and Peers clients throughout Southern California and Arizona, with projects from Bakersfield to San Diego, and Phoenix to Long Beach. Jason has had papers/presentations accepted to the TRB National Roundabout Conference, the ITE National Conference, and the California APA Conferences. Jason also teaches two classes for the ASCE national webinar series on Roundabout Feasibility Assessment and Process of Signal Coordination.
On Friday, February 10, we will be having a Tech Tour at the Fehr & Peers office in Santa Monica, led by Jill Liu!
Interested in joining us? Complete and submit the online form by 10pm Sunday, February 5!
Jill Y. Liu is a Senior Transportation Engineer at Fehr & Peers. Ms. Liu has over five years of experience in transportation planning. She received her Master Degree at the University of California at Berkeley. She has been actively involved in the environmental documentation and/or preliminary engineering and for the Honolulu High Capacity Transit Corridor project on Oahu, Hawaii and for several transit corridor studies in the greater Los Angeles area, including the Crenshaw-Prairie Boulevard Transit Corridor, the Metro Gold Line Foothill Extension Project from Azusa to Montclair Extension and the Metro Gold Line Eastside Extension Four Quadrant Gate Study. Continue reading →