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SwRI-sponsored Student Essay Winners announced

For immediate release

DETROIT – Sept. 8, 2014 – ITS America announced the winners of its Student Essay Competition, sponsored by Southwest Research Institute (SwRI), at the 21st World Congress on Intelligent Transport Systems.

Designed to encourage student interest and participation in the ITS field, the essay competition provides an opportunity for today’s transportation and engineering students to apply their knowledge while building awareness of ITS as an interesting potential career path.

Winners and their essays are:

First Place – Mizanur Rahman, Clemson University: A Dynamic Routing Strategy in a Cooperative Vehicle Environment

Second Place – Billy Kihei, Georgia Institute of Technology: Sustaining V2V with Software Defined Radio & Modular Computing Architecture

Third Place – Lacey Kaare, Michigan Technological University: Attitudes and the American Way: Barriers to Fully Automated Vehicles

“The student essay competition encourages students around the United States to take a more active interest in the application of advanced technologies to transportation by challenging them to focus their concepts and ideas. We are proud to be a part of this ITS America initiative to foster and encourage the advanced technology consultants and solution providers of tomorrow,” said Dr. Steven W. Dellenback, PMP, executive director in SwRI’s Automation and Data Systems Division.

The three essay finalists were chosen from entries throughout the United States. The winning students won cash prizes and an invitation to present his or her paper at the Interactive Session area on Sept. 8.

For more information, contact Rob Leibold, (210) 522-2258, Communications Department, Southwest Research Institute, 6220 Culebra Road, San Antonio, TX 78238-5166.