ITS Berkeley is excited to announce 11 UC Berkeley students have received Dwight David Eisenhower Transportation Fellowship Program (DDETFP) fellowships for the coming year.
“This is really exciting to see 11 ITS Berkeley students earning Eisenhower fellowships and the broadness of topics that they are covering,” says ITS Berkeley Director Alexandre Bayen. “It is especially heartening to see some of our students and their research earning awards for a second year.”
Winners include City and Regional Planning doctoral students Abby Cochran and Marcel Moran, advised by Dan Chatman; Master of City Planning student Ryan Laws, advised by Karen Trapenberg Frick; Transportation Engineering master student Alexandra Pan advised by Susan Shaheen; Stephen Wong and Teddy Forscher, advised by Joan Walker and Susan Shaheen; Shannon McCarthy and City and Regional Planning doctoral student Chester Harvey, advised by Daniel Rodriquez; City and Regional Planning doctoral student Madeleine Parker, advised by Karen Chapple; City and Regional Planning doctoral student Pavan Yedavalli, advised by Paul Waddell; and Jessica Lazarus, advised by Bayen.
The Eisenhower Fellowship is a competitive program administered by the Federal Highway Administration for the Department of Transportation. The fellowships are awarded to students pursuing degrees in transportation-related disciplines and aim to advance the transportation workforce by helping to attract the nation's brightest minds to the field of transportation, encouraging future transportation professionals to seek advanced degrees, and helping to retain top talent in the U.S. transportation industry. The awards are merit-based and generally result in 150-200 grants annually, subject to the availability of funds
The program also supports Fellows to participate in the Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting, held January 12-16, 2020 this year.