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November 12 and 13, 2008 - ITE members Alex Shoemaker, Bill Minor, and Erica Thomas gave a presentation introducing Civil and Traffic Engineering to 150, 4th and 5th graders. Overall the students involved with preparing and presenting the program felt it was a huge success and a very rewarding experience. Coach Cooper, the teacher who allowed us to speak during his class, was also very pleased and sent a letter expressing his gratitude and appreciation for the program. He also included letters written by the students sharing their thoughts and opinion on the program. The student chapter has decided to continue this outreach program during future semesters and hopes to be able to reach the five other elementary schools located in Auburn.


October 7, 2008 - Cary Woods Elementary School, located in Auburn informed the student chapter about, “Walk to School Day”. This school sponsored event provides school children who normally ride the bus to school the chance to experience what it is like to walk to school. Children were allowed off the bus approximately a block away from the entrance of the school. Our student chapter volunteered to assist Cary Woods by watching over the children as they walked and ensured they all remained safe and stayed on pedestrian walkways.


April 2008 - For the second year in a row, the proposal submitted by our student chapter was chosen to participate in the ITE Trip Generation and Parking Data Collection Study for the International Board of ITE. The location that was selected for the study was the Sam’s Club located in Auburn, AL. There was a large collection effort, totaling around 76 total person-hours of work. Both traffic counts and parking data were collected during the morning and evening peak hours over three consecutive mid-week days, and the following Saturday, in April, 2008. 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.


March 10, 2008 - Eight ITE student members were invited to compete in the City of the Future Engineering Design Challenge. Two Auburn teams of four students each submitted proposals of ideas to design transportation in Atlanta in the year 2108. Two ITE student members attended the first part of the competition at Underground Atlanta in Atlanta, Georgia to watch the architects’ portion of the competition. The two Auburn teams then separately designed innovative transportation facilities for Atlanta in the future that fit within the winning architecture team’s vision. Presentations were given to a panel of experts at the IBM building in Atlanta, GA


February 29, 2008 - The ITE student chapter coordinated bus-shuttle services for guests visiting the College of Engineering for its annual ‘E-Day’, where Auburn University provides an opportunity for middle and high school students to attend and learn about Auburn’s engineering program and allows them to interact with current students, exhibits, and tours.. Several members of the student chapter acted as ambassadors to the university and assisted in keeping count of shuttle bus passengers. The student chapter also coordinated the bus pick-up scheduling for schools participating.