Celebrating Three New PSU Transportation Scholars

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We are proud to recognize three new transportation scholarship recipients at Portland State University for the 2021/22 academic year. Congratulations to Cameron Bennett, Kyuri Kim, and Trevor Luu!

With an emphasis on learning by doing, PSU students work on real transportation system projects with partners in our community. Through scholarships, we can support students in overcoming barriers to funding as well as acknowledging those who go above and beyond in advancing transportation. Applications are currently open for next year's transportation scholarships. Apply by March 2. 

Funding for our TREC scholarships come from a variety of key partners. Several of those scholarships are specifically earmarked from our Initiative for Bicycle and Pedestrian Innovation (IBPI) program. Learn more about funding opportunities at PSU.

Cameron Bennett, Master of Science in Civil Engineering

Recipient of the Walter H. Kramer Fellowship

Cameron Bennett is a first-year masters student in transportation engineering. He was the recipient of a Dwight David Eisenhower Transportation Fellowship presented by the U.S. Department of Transportation at the 2022 annual meeting of the Transportation Research Board, and is also the recipient of a 2021/22 National Institute for Transportation and Communities (NITC) scholarship. Cameron currently serves as president of the PSU student group ITE-STEP (Students in Transportation Engineering and Planning). His work as a graduate research assistant focuses on promoting and facilitating the use of active transportation as a tool for equity, livability, and economic development. Cameron is passionate about bicycle and pedestrian design, planning, and policy in urban environments. 

Connect with Cameron on LinkedIn.


Kyuri Kim, PhD in Urban Studies

Recipient of the IBPI Excellence in Active Transportation Scholarship

Kyuri is a Ph.D. student in urban studies at the Nohad A. Toulan School of Urban Studies and Planning. She is a recipient of the Nohad and Dirce Toulan Endowed Scholarship and a Ph.D. student rep for this 2021-22 academic year. She is studying on pedestrian safety and active transportation with Dr. Jennifer Dill. She also worked for the Research Roadmap for the AASHTO Council on Active Transportation and Active Transportation Return on Invenstment Study at PSU. She achieved B.S. and M.S. degrees in Urban Planning and Engineering from Yonsei University in South Korea and worked as a researcher for Korea Environment Institute and The Seoul Institute. 


Trevor Luu, Master in Urban and Regional Planning

Recipient of the IBPI Active Transportation w/ Alta Planning + Design Scholarship

Trevor Luu currently works as a Planner at Alta Planning + Design. He is an Oregon native but spent a majority of his childhood living abroad in China, Vietnam, and Taiwan. Trevor received his Bachelor’s degree in Biology and Political Science from Illinois Wesleyan University and is currently a Master’s student at Portland State University working towards a degree in Urban and Regional Planning (MURP). Trevor has experience working for nonprofit organizations and served with the Peace Corps. Trevor is especially excited to be collaborating with Alta’s Portland team on Safe Routes to School initiatives, equity planning, cartography, plan production, and meaningful public engagement. Beyond work, Trevor enjoys volleyball, cycling, and traveling.

Connect with Trevor on LinkedIn.


The Transportation Research and Education Center (TREC) at Portland State University is home to the National Institute for Transportation and Communities (NITC), the Initiative for Bicycle and Pedestrian Innovation (IBPI), and other transportation programs. TREC produces research and tools for transportation decision makers, develops K-12 curriculum to expand the diversity and capacity of the workforce, and engages students and professionals through education.

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