2019 ITE Student Leadership Summit

The Center for Connected Multimodal Mobility  (C2M2) was excited to be a ‘Platinum Sponsor’ of the Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) Southern District 2019 – Student Leadership Summit, which took place February 22-24, 2019 in Clemson, South Carolina, as we feel it is important to support the future of engineering and events that facilitate the gathering of students, researchers, and industry members all in one place. In addition to sponsoring this inaugural conference, Dr. Mashrur “Ronnie” Chowdhury,  director of C2M2, was invited to give the closing talk. Dr. Chowdhury’s talk was titled “An Exciting Career in Future Transportation Technologies,” and focused on Cyber Physical Systems (CPS) for smart cities, smart technologies, and how they connect the physical and cyber worlds for a smarter, more efficient future. Dr. Chowdhury shared his introduction to CPS and the beginning of his engineering career with around 70 attendees, from throughout the Southern District. He also discussed the growing need for engineers with experience working with CPS for smart cities, smart technology, and the Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS), and the leadership opportunities that this need presents to students on the forefront of these systems. This conference also featured four of our Center sponsored researchers, and provided an avenue for them to discuss the work that they are doing with the support of  C2M2. The video of Dr. Chowdhury’s talk is available on both our website and Youtube Channel.