Events and Activities
NAU ITE collaborates with local agencies and transportation officials/practitioners to introduce students to real world problems. General meetings are currently being held every other Thursday at 6:30pm starting February 6 in room 218 in the engineering building on NAU's Flagstaff campus.
NAU ITE invites professionals from the transportation industry to come to NAU and speak to students about their experiences in the professional world.
Join us for trips to professional conferences, resume workshops, and other fun career building activities.
NAU ITE adopted Cherry Ave. in downtown Flagstaff. We go out twice a year to help keep our community clean.
September 12, 2019 - Thomas Mounts, Civil Engineering Alumni - 1980, Mr. Mounts is a vice president at Bank of America in North Carolina. He graduated with a degree in Civil Engineering, but went on to a very successful career in technology. Mr. Mounts will be hosting pizza and a presentation in Room 224 discussing his career advancement from 6:00 p.m. – 7:30. Much of his discussion will center around goal setting and its relationship to getting a job and career advancement. He can also go in depth around IT project management in large enterprises, analytics in process reengineering.
September 26, 2019 - Shane Johannsen and Cassie Kussow, Kimley-Horn Shane Johannsen and Cassie Kussow are presenting a technical Information Session on behalf of Kimley-Horn, and will speak to internship and employment opportunities at the Civil Engineering company. Kimley-Horn is one of the nation’s premier engineering, planning, and design consulting firms.
October 3, 2019 - Michael Schubert, ADOT, NAU Graduate Michael Schubert is an alumni from NAU, participating in ADOT's Engineer-In-Training Program. He is a Transportation Engineering Specialist becoming a Construction Supervisor for I-17's widening project. He will present a brief introduction to ADOT, and the EIT and Internship Programs. Michael Schubert will be collecting resumes for the EIT application, a really good opportunity for graduating seniors. He will then lead the club in an interactive, team-based Project Management activity.
October 10, 2019 - Zach Barlow, PhD. Ironside Engineering and Development, Inc. Dr. Barlow will present on elements of his PhD dissertation research, looking at driver distraction due to drones and related mitigation and policy strategies. Dr. Barlow is a Project Manager at IE&D where he focuses on traffic and transportation related projects. He received his PhD from Oregon State University and continues to pursue research interests at IE&D related to rural transportation safety as well as transportation history. Zach Barlow is a member and the Communications Coordinator for the Transportation Research Board's (TRB) Committee on Transportation History.
October 24, 2019 - Professor Russo will present on NAU's transportation engineering research. He will explain the pedestrian- and bicycle- focused projects conducted by NAU and by other universities. He will discuss the impacts the studies have, and what has impacted the studies.
November 7, 2019 - Alan Sanderson City of Flagstaff Alan Sanderson will present on transportation engineering systems in use in Flagstaff. He will demonstrate the connected traffic controllers and the video software used to monitor the street lights' functionality. He will give insight into the technology used in Flagstaff's transportation engineering program in the past, currently, and plans for the future.
November 21, 2018 - Wulf Grote, PE Valley Metro Wulf Grote will present about Light Rail Roundabouts in Phoenix. He won Best Presentation and Best Paper Award at the Monterey Western District ITE Conference. Here is a link to his paper. Jenny Grote, ITE Board Member, will present on upcoming ITE events, opportunities and resources available for student members, and aid in internship recruitment in the field.
February 6th, 2020 - Erin Stam, NAU Director of Parking and Shuttle Services Erin Stam will be presenting on behalf of NAU's Parking and Shuttle services. She will present about NAU's transportation, including the campus shuttle routes and their evolution, the shuttle tablet system, how the shuttles work together with the Mountain Line Routes, how transportation is managed through parking services, and emergency management, such as for big events like commencement, or for an emergency evacuation.
February 20th, 2020 - Michael Schubert, ADOT, NAU Graduate Michael Schubert is an alumnus from NAU, participating in ADOT's Engineer-In-Training Program. He is a Transportation Engineering Specialist and a Construction Supervisor for I-17's widening project. He will present a brief introduction to ADOT, and the EIT and Internship Programs. Michael Schubert will be collecting resumes for the EIT application, a really good opportunity for graduating seniors. He will give a technical presentation from ADOT.
March 5th, 2020 - Rae Stephani, Y2K Engineering, NAU Graduate Rae Stephani is an alumnus from NAU. She will present a technical information session on behalf of Y2K Engineering and will share her professional experiences. Y2K is a transportation planning and civil engineering firm that provides planning, studies, safety analysis and countermeasures, and intelligent transportation systems design. Y2K plans, designs, and manages projects throughout the southwest.
March 26th, 2020 - David Wessel, MetroPlan/FMPO Planning Manager David Wessel is the planning manager at the Flagstaff Metropolitan Planning Organization. He will present a technical information session.
Here is the link to the Zoom session Mr. Wessel presented: https://nau.zoom.us/rec/share/7-FTN732r0JISKuUx0jfSL44PMe1eaa81ycfqPdcyh7VSUCcC02U3GDF7IJLSzGv
April 9th, 2020 - A social hour will be held over Zoom for students to converse about homework, transportation research, and internships.
April 16th, 2020 - Wulf Grote, PE Valley Metro Wulf Grote will present about the impacts of COVID-19 on public transportation. He will compare ridership, service, funding, and construction before and during the pandemic. He will then present on the future of transit. His work on Light Rail Roundabouts in Phoenix won Best Presentation and Best Paper Award at the Monterey Western District ITE Conference. Jenny Grote, ITE Board Member, will present on upcoming ITE events, opportunities and resources available for student members, and aid in internship recruitment in the field.
Here is the link to the Zoom session Wulf Grote and Jenny Grote presented: Access Password: o2=f?9#c
April 23rd, 2020 - Dr. Ellie Volosin AECOM Dr. Ellie Volosin is a Traffic Engineer at AECOM, where she has created design concepts, long-range transportation plans, and traffic simulation models. She will present about interesting projects she has worked on at AECOM over the past few years, in the technical information session.
HEre is the link to the Zoom session Dr. Ellie Volosin presented: Access Password: 4Z&14%!6