2014 TRB Outstanding Young Member Award / Nominations Due 16 Oct

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Nominations sought for 2014 TRB Outstanding Young Member Award. Nomination packages are due October 16, 2013.

The Transportation Research Board Young Members Council is pleased to announce the 2014 Outstanding Young Member Award. This award was created in 2012 to recognize exceptional young member service to TRB and achievements in transportation research, policy, or practice. The award is sponsored by Stantec, Inc. Details of the award are provided below and in the attached Microsoft Word file.

One award will be presented each year at the Annual Meeting to a TRB member who is 35 years of age or younger on April 15 in the year of the award. The award will be presented in January at the 2014 Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board as part of the Thomas B. Deen Distinguished Lecture and will consist of a plaque and a $2,500 cash award.

Candidates will be judged by the degree to which they have shown:

  • Contributions, membership, and/or achievements in TRB standing committees, subcommittees, or task forces;
  • Career contributions to the advancement in transportation research, policy, or practice;
  • Contributions, memberships, achievements in professional/technical societies;
  • Contributions, memberships, and achievements in public service or community and humanitarian activities;
  • Other evidence of merit, as determined by the award committee.

The nomination package for this award is attached. To be considered for the award this package must be used and includes:

  1. The official nomination form, signed by the nominator (can be self-nominated)
  2. A statement of qualifications signed by the nominee (using template provided)
  3. The nominee’s CV or resume
  4. Two letters of recommendation

Nomination packages should be submitted to Bernardo Kleiner, TRB staff liaison to the Young Members Council, at BKleiner@nas.edu by 5 pm EST October 16, 2013 to be considered for the award.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact Lucy Priddy at lucy.p.priddy@usace.army.mil or Alison Conway at aconway@ccny.cuny.edu.

We look forward to receiving your nomination packages!

Teleconference of TRB YMC Planning and Environment Subcommittee – May 22

Following up on the in-person Young Members Council – Planning and Environmental (YPM-PE) Subcommittee meeting at the TRB Annual Meeting this past January, the Subcommittee co-chairs are inviting you to join them at the next teleconference of the Subcommittee, scheduled for Wednesday, May 22, 3 to 4pm EDT.

The meeting will focus on the development of the very first Strategic Plan for the Subcommittee, which the co-chairs hope will become the platform from where they implement the goals of the broader Young Members Council family. Agenda items include:

  • Involvement: Providing opportunities for young professionals to get actively involved with TRB.
  • Resources: Providing targeted resources geared for young professionals in the form of technical sessions, events, and guides.
  • Connections: Providing networking opportunities and connecting young professional peers from around the world.
  • Representation: Serving as young professionals’ liaison to and from TRB leadership and the research community to address issues of importance to young members.

The Call-in phone number is (877) 339-0018 and the meeting number is *1173525*.  The * s are required.

If you have any questions about YMC-PE or the teleconference, please feel free to let Tamara Cook (tcook@nctcog.org) or Joung H. Lee (jlee@aashto.org) know.