ITE Student Chapter gaining momentum, winning awards
The MSOE Institute for Transportation Engineers (ITE) Student Chapter won the 2021 Great Lakes District ITE Chapter Momentum Award! This award recognizes a student chapter that has experienced the greatest momentum in the past year. The Great Lakes District of ITE includes over 1,900 ITE members in Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin, including 23 student chapters. By winning this award, MSOE’s student chapter has also been submitted for consideration for the ITE International Award. Dr. Mitzi Dobersek, P.E., adjunct assistant professor, is the group’s advisor.
In addition, the MSOE ITE Student Chapter is making a difference in the community. They were selected for the Wisconsin Department of Transportation’s Adopt-A-Highway program. The program is a volunteer effort to remove trash, recyclables and litter from roughly 11,800 miles of state, federal and interstate highways throughout the state of Wisconsin. The WisDOT Adopt-A-Highway program not only reduces litter along Wisconsin highways, it builds statewide support for the anti-litter and highway beautification programs, educates the traveling public to properly dispose of litter, enhances the environment, and beautifies Wisconsin’s roadsides.
The MSOE ITE Student Chapter is responsible for picking up litter, at least three times per year between April 1 and Nov. 1, on a one-mile stretch of STH 100 from W. Burleigh St. to STH 190 (W. Capitol Dr.) in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin.