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USC Civil Engineering Alum Thomas Check Fuels Transportation Engineering in the City of Santa Monica

Wednesday, November 25, 2020

METRANS is excited to feature the successes of a double Trojan, Thomas Check, who graduated with his BS and MS of Civil Engineering in 2016 and 2017, respectively. Thomas is moving up the ranks as a Transportation Engineer with the City of Santa Monica, where he has worked since the summer of 2017.   Thomas began at the City of Santa Monica in their Land Development Group, within the Engineering Division, first as a Civil Engineering Assistant in September 2017, and then as a Civil Engineering ...

METRANS Mentor Program Launches with Mentoring for Success in a Virtual World Panel

Wednesday, November 18, 2020

On Friday November 13th, the METRANS Transportation Center held a panel event entitled Mentoring for Success in a Virtual World . The panel served as the annual launch event for the METRANS Mentor Program, which strives to connect students and young professionals interested in transportation with experienced leaders in the field.     The discussion was moderated by USC Annenberg Professor and leadership professional Rebecca Weintraub. The panelists included three current ...

Breaking Barriers and Overcoming Obstacles: Deaf Pima Community College Student Azulita-Jane Camacho Earns her Class A Commercial Driver's License

Tuesday, November 17, 2020

Azulita-Jane Camacho recently graduated from Pima Community College's Truck Driving Training Program in Tucson, Arizona. Pima Community College is a METRANS Pacific Southwest Region University Transportation Center (PSR) partner. As a member of the Deaf community, Azulita-Jane’s journey to earning a Class A Commercial Driver's License (CDL) was no easy feat. Now, it is clear that her hard work and determination to enter the trucking and transportation industry have paid off as she begins her ...

Meet Tara Esfahani: UCI Undergrad and Future Engineer, with a Little Help From WTS-OC

Wednesday, November 11, 2020

Meet Tara Esfahani, a one of the lucky women to earn a Women’s Transportation Seminar-Orange County (WTS-OC) High School Scholarship in her senior year of high school. WTS-OC’s annual scholarship program is one of the chapter’s many initiatives encouraging young women to pursue careers in transportation and Tara was one of three lucky high school recipients in 2018.  Thanks in no small part to this generous scholarship, cosponsored by environmental consulting firm LSA Associates, ...

METRANS, PSR, USC UP host Boeing for Global Urban Street Network Models and Indicators Webinar

Wednesday, November 11, 2020

On October 27, METRANS, the Pacific Southwest University Transportation Center (PSR), and special partner, the University of Southern California’s (USC) Undergraduate Planning at Price organization (UP), launched the fourth and final research webinar for the Fall 2020 webinar series. UP is a student-led organization at USC Price for anyone interested in urban planning. UP’s vision is to build a community of equity-oriented undergraduate students, promote academic and professional development, ...