UNB Student wins ITE Atlantic Student Presentation Competition

ITE Atlantic Provinces Student Presentation Competition

On March 31st, 2011 the UNB Student Chapter hosted the Institute of Transportation Engineers Atlantic Provinces Student Presentation Competition. Students from all universities in Atlantic Canada were invited to participate in the competition. Each participant completed a 15 minute presentation, followed by a question-and-answer period. The presentations were completed in front of an audience of fellow students, professors, and members of the ITE Atlantic section. The event was a great way to allow students voices to be heard amongst respected members of the local transportation community. The topics of the presentations included the effects of speed display boards in school zones, the use of energy-absorbing guide rail terminals in New Brunswick, traffic collision analysis, an analysis of designated and shared cycling lanes, light rail transit systems, peripheral and transverse pavement markings, and transportation planning.

UNB's Ryan Esligar was awarded first place for his presentation entitled "Evaluation of Energy Absorbing Guiderail End Treatments". He won a cash award and will present his paper at the national ITE conference in Halifax in June.