Student Involvement

Undergraduate and graduate students are involved with TREC and the NITC program in a number of ways.

Each year, 15–30 graduate students from engineering, urban studies & planning, and other fields work as graduate research assistants for faculty. These students are often co-authors on project final reports and journal articles.

TREC hires undergraduate student workers as well, who may work at processing data or similar tasks.

With the help of NITC, over 50 PSU students attend the Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board each January. Many of our graduate students present research at the conference.

Students attend the Transportation and Communities Summit, learning from experts who work in transportation and livable communities all over the country.

Through STEP and WTS student groups, students develop their academic and professional lives, forging relationships between transportation students and professionals in different disciplines at PSU and other universities.

Students hear from speakers from around the region and country at the Friday Transportation Seminar.

Our students join a network of alumni throughout the world, dedicated to creating healthy, vibrant and livable communities.