WTS Chapters

Picture2

DBE Members

Full Directory-->

Transportation YOU

Transportation YOU

A joint initiative with the Dept. of Transportation. Learn More »

Membership Benefits

Membership

Find opportunity in the transportation industry. Join today »

Print tgus Page

Scholarships

 

WTS Scholarship Program

 

WTS HRC 2018 Scholarship Recipients

Gulsevi Basar - Helen M. Overly Graduate Student Scholarship Recipient

Ms. Basar will graduate from Old Dominion University this August with a Ph.D. in Network Modeling and Simulation/Travel Behavior. In her work with the Transportation Research Institute, she has designed preference surveys for tolling, explored vehicle re-identification models based on optimization and machine learning techniques, developed and analyzed a traffic micro-simulation model to test different scenarios under auction tolling, and applied discrete choice modelling framework on electric vehicle purchase decision-making. Her dissertation is titled “Descending Price Auction Tolling under Connected and Autonomous Vehicles Environment.” She is the co-founder of the Transportation Engineering Students Organization. She has also been involved in Old Dominion University’s International Student Advisory Board. Following graduation, she hopes to pursue a career in transportation demand planning.

Jordan Olson - Helen M. Overly Graduate Student Scholarship Recipient

Ms. Olson will graduate from Old Dominion University with a Master of Engineering in Civil Engineering in December of 2019. She plans to complete her master’s research project on retrofitting cracked or damaged structural concrete components, with the goal of extending their lifespan. She is an active member of our WTS Hampton Roads chapter where she helps maintain our website. She is also a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers where she serves as the Public Relations Chair for the Norfolk Branch. She is an intern at Michael Baker International where she has worked on bridge inspections, bridge ratings, and inspection reports.

Emma DeLosReyes - WTS Junior College/Trade School Scholarship Ricipient

Ms. DeLosReyes will graduate from Tidewater Community College in December of 2020 with an Associates in General Engineering. She has an impressive 4.0 GPA. She is a member of the TCC Engineering Club where she has promoted STEM at community events such as the NAS Oceana Air Show. She is also a student government senator, student ambassador and STEM Promise Scholarship recipient and cohort. After graduation, she hopes to pursue a degree in civil engineering.

Katherine Synowiec - WTS Junior College/Trade School Scholarship Recipient

Ms. Synowiec will graduate from Tidewater Community College in May of 2019 with an Associates in General Engineering. She has an impressive 4.0 GPA. She is a member of the TCC Engineering Club where she collaborated to build a robot course structure for the 20th Annual ASEE Design Competition and NAS Oceana Air Show. She is also a participant in the TCC Women Inspiring Self-Empowerment (WISE) Leadership Development Program. Following graduation, she hopes to transfer to Old Dominion University to pursue a degree in Mechanical Engineering.

Kaylee Keegan - Transportation YOU High School Student Scholarship Recipient

Ms. Keegan attends Grassfield High School in Chesapeake, VA where she is enrolled in the Governor’s STEM Academy engineering pathway. She has a remarkable 4.46 GPA. She has been a member of the Pre-Engineering Academy Partnership Team where she serves with industry experts. She volunteers with the Girl Scouts of America where she is Team CEO of the Girl Scout Underwater Robotics MATE team. Last summer, she has an engineering internship with Lockheed Martin and Adaptive Aerospace Group, Inc. Following graduation, she hopes to pursue a bachelor’s degree in Aerospace Engineering.

Marciana Castillo - Transportation YOU High School Student Scholarship Recipient

Ms. Castillo is a student at Norview High School in Chesapeake, VA where she is enrolled in the Leadership Center for Sciences and Engineering (LCSE). She has an impressive 4.48 GPA. She is involved in many student organizations including Scholastic Bowl, Student Council, Varsity Cross Country, LCSE Advisory Council, Virginia Outdoor Writers Association, Varsity Tennis, National Honor Society and Varsity Field Hockey. She attended Camp Neuro, a summer program at Virginia Commonwealth University for students interested in careers in neurology and medicine. In college, she would like to pursue a bachelor’s degree in neuroscience and hopes to one day attend medical school.  

 

WTS HRC 2017 Scholarship Recipients

Helen M. Overly Graduate Student Scholarship -  Megan McNeill Oleynik