CTS Student Awards

Matthew J. Huber Award

The Matthew J. Huber Award for Excellence in Transportation Research and Education is given to University of Minnesota graduate students demonstrating outstanding academic achievement in engineering, science, and technology fields. The award is named in honor of the late Professor Emeritus Matthew J. Huber in recognition of his long and valuable contribution to the teaching and study of transportation.

2017 Huber Award recipients:

  • Mengying Cui—doctoral candidate, civil engineering. Advisor: David Levinson
  • Jingru Gao—master’s candidate, transportation engineering. Advisor: Gary Davis

Roadway Safety Institute Outstanding Student of the Year

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology presents an outstanding student of the year award to each of its University Transportation Centers (UTCs). The Roadway Safety Institute is the Region 5 UTC, housed at CTS.

Students receive their awards at the Transportation Research Board annual meeting in January.

2017 Outstanding Student of the Year award recipient:

  • William Barbour—master's candidate, civil engineering. Advisor: Daniel Work

John S. Adams Award

The John S. Adams Award for Excellence in Transportation Research and Education is given to University of Minnesota graduate students demonstrating outstanding academic achievement in policy and planning fields. The award is named in honor of Professor Emeritus John S. Adams, a significant contributor to transportation-related research, education, and outreach activities and a long-time supporter of CTS.

2017 Adams Award recipient:

  • Jueyu Wang—doctoral candidate, public affairs (concentration in urban planning). Advisor: Greg Lindsey

TRB Travel Awards

As a part of an effort to support students in transportation, CTS and the Roadway Safety Institute provide funding for selected students to attend the national Transportation Research Board (TRB) annual meeting in Washington, D.C. held in January of each year.

Students selected will each receive up to $1,000 for conference expenses, including travel. Upon completion of the conference, students are required to submit brief summaries of sessions they attended.