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November 2, 2007 - Twelve students and the ITE student chapter faculty advisor Rod Turochy all attended a field trip to the Georgia Navigator Transportation Management Center in Atlanta , Georgia . A tour of the Georgia Navigator center and facilities were given. Students were able to ask questions and view the equipment that is utilized both in the field and within the center.


October 4, 2007 - Four students and two faculty members attended the Alabama Section of the Institute of Transportation Engineers (ALSITE) Fall meeting at the Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum in Birmingham , Alabama.


September 2007 - One of our members, Johnnie Waid, is both a National Science Foundation Fellowship and Eisenhower Fellowship Recipient. Johnnie Waid traveled to Albany , New York to present at the IHEEP (International Highway Engineering Exchange Professionals) Conference on the topic of Alternate Funding Sources for State Highways. After winning the student presentation district competition in Birmingham , Alabama she came in as runner-up in Albany .


April 2007 - The ITE student chapter conducted a trip generation and parking occupancy data collection for the International Board of ITE. The location that was selected for the study was the Wal-Mart Supercenter Store located in Opelika , AL . The data was collected during the morning and evening peak hours over three consecutive mid-week days in April, 2007. The mentor that oversaw the data collection was Walter Dorsey, the City Engineer for the City of Opelika . The $1000 grant received for collecting this data was given to the ITE student chapter fund for travel expenses associated with ITE meetings/activities and for the enhancement of student meetings.


April 2007 - Andrew Heath, Clark Bailey, Grant Julian, and Jonathan Pritchett, all student chapter members, participated in the Temple Scholarship Challenge (Traffic Bowl Competition) at the Southern District ITE annual meeting in Knoxville , Tennessee in April 2007. The team placed 2 nd out of nine teams. Conference, transportation, and lodging fees were reimbursed to the students by Alabama Section ITE funds.


February 23, 2007 - The student chapter provided bus-shuttle services during E-Day, for guests visiting the College of Engineering . Several members of the student chapter assisted as ambassadors to the university and counting of shuttle bus passengers. The student chapter also coordinated the bus pick-up scheduling for schools participating in the day.


February 2007 - The 50th Annual Alabama Transportation Conference was held on February 21 and 22, 2007, in Auburn , AL . Many ITE student chapter members attended portions of the conference.


January 21 25, 2007 - Clark Bailey and Richard Willis, graduate students and members of the ITE student chapter, both presented research projects at the TRB 86 th Annual Meeting, January 21 25, 2007.