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METRANS Students Attend California Transportation Symposium Event

Thursday, December 8, 2016

METRANS sent five students nominated by faculty based on their academic excellence, to the 22nd Annual California Transportation Foundation (CTF) Symposium event held at the Chaminade Resort Conference Center in Santa Cruz, California on November 3 and 4. Students representing USC were Maya Bouchet (Price School of Public Policy Bachelor’s degree in Policy, Planning and Development), Fernanda Gushken (Epstein Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering) and David Roachford (Price School of Public Policy, B.S. degree program In Policy, Planning and Development). CSULB was represented by engineering students Jose Jimenez and Annie Nguyen. Bouchet, Gushken and Jimenez were part of the team that won first place in the RFP competition that was held at the symposium.


The CTF Symposium is a free event that brings together undergraduate students with high level industry professionals in a series of interactive sessions that explore transportation planning and engineering. In addition to providing networking opportunities, the CTF board of directors also offered three scholarships at the event in the amounts of $5,000, $2,500 and $1,000.


Eric Shen, USDOT-USC-CTF; Maya Bouchet, USC Price; Fernanda Gusken, USC Epstein; David Roachford, USC Price; Annie Nguyen, CSULB; Jose Jimenez, CSULB