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Creating and Managing Multi-Organization Student Chapters

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Webinar Description:
In this webinar, student leaders will present on their decision-making process to create a joint transportation student chapter that encompasses multiple transportation professional organizations. Their presentations and discussions will include how their joint transportation student group is it structured and managed, and lessons learned throughout the process of forming this group.

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe the process of what forming a joint transportation student group encompassing ITE student groups looks like
  • Recognize the steps that are necessary to think through prior to forming their own joint student chapter at their university or college
  • Describe the tools and strategies of a successful student chapter


  • Syed Ahnaf Morshed, PhD Fellow (Graduate Student) | Florida International University | Miami, Florida, United States

    Ahnaf is currently PhD fellow at Florida International University working with Dr. Mohammed Hadi at IITS Lab. He received his Masters degree in Civil Engineering from University of Louisiana back in 2017. He is originally from Bangladesh where he completed his undergraduate in Civil Engineering from Islamic University of Technology. He has been serving FIU ITE Student Chapter for 3 years and currently hold the position of President in the organization. His hobbies include soccer and hiking.

  • John Kodi, PhD Student | Florida International University | Miami, Florida, United States

    John is a Ph.D. student in civil engineering at Florida International University. He received his M.S. in civil engineering from the University of North Florida; and his B.S. in civil engineering from the University of Dar es Salaam in Tanzania. He is an active member of the ITE and saved as the president of the FIU-ITE Student Chapter in 2021. His research interests include transportation safety and operations, highway safety and crash modelling, Transportation Systems Management and Operations (TSM&O) strategies, traffic simulation, statistical methods and application in transportation, traffic simulation, safety and mobility of aging road users, and application of Geographic Information System (GIS) in transportation.

  • Holly Russell, Undergraduate Senior | University of Massachusetts Amherst | Amherst, Massachusetts, United States

    Holly is currently an undergraduate senior studying Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Over the past year Holly has become more involved in transportation organizations on campus, specifically the Joint Transportation Organization club. Within this club she serves as the ASCE T&DI Liaison as well as a Co-Fundraising Manager. Holly has also been a part of different research opportunities and is currently working on a team to create a shuttle system between the Amherst, MA and Newton, MA campuses of UMass. Outside of education Holly is a part of the Women’s Ice Hockey Club Team at the university and has been acting as both the Captain and Vice President of the team since the Fall of 2019. Holly will be graduating with her bachelor’s degree in May 2022 and is set to attend the masters program at UMass Amherst starting in September 2022 with a focus in Transportation Engineering.

  • Angelina Caggiano, Undergraduate Senior | University of Massachusetts Amherst | Amherst, Massachusetts, United States

    Angelina is currently a senior undergraduate studying Civil and Environmental Engineering at UMass Amherst. She has been involved with the Women Transportation Seminar Boston Chapter since the Fall of 2020, as Secretary of the organization. Angelina still serves as the Secretary of this chapter working alongside the new Joint Transportation Organization executive board. Angelina has also been involved in numerous research projects, most recently including the Mount Ida Shuttle System project that started this February. Additionally, Angelina is involved in Greek Life at UMass and enjoys spending her time at the gym or cooking. She is also anticipating attending graduate school this fall for a masters in Transportation Engineering.

April 14, 2022
Thu 2:00 PM EDT

Duration 1H 0M

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