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 Student Events

Some of the events listed below are for students only, as specified.

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Conference Call: Preparing for the Student Ambassador Program in Long Beach

3 – 4 p.m. (PT)
Student-only Event

A conference call will be held to raise awareness about APTA’s student initiatives for the 2012 Bus & Paratransit Conference.

Advance registration required: to receive the dial-in information, please send an e-mail to: students@apta.com (in addition to submitting your Student Registration Forms to APTA). *The first fifty students to register will be entered into the Apple prize drawing!

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Student Ambassador Workshop: Effective Networking Strategies & Interpersonal Communication

3 – 4:30 p.m.
Renaissance Hotel, Naples II
Student-only Event

The workshop engages students to take a snapshot of the strengths of one’s professional networks and how to add value to one's professional networks. Students will learn methods to access economic and/or educational advancement opportunities. Applying techniques from the training has proven results. Preparing for the Bus and Paratransit Conference in Long Beach is important, but the follow up you do thereafter is equally important! Participation in the workshop is highly encouraged for first time APTA conference attendees.

Confirmed Trainer:

  • Jamal Stokley, Policy Coordinator at the Greenlining Institute and Marketing Major at San Francisco State University

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Student Ambassador Forum: Opportunities for Young Professionals in Public Transportation

4 – 5:30 p.m.
Long Beach Convention Center, 201A
Student-only Event

The forum encourages collaboration about job search strategies for a successful career in today’s economy. The forum will be a panel and interactive session seeking to highlight actionable steps on the following topics: i) Transitioning from a Student to a Transportation Professional, ii) Securing and Sustaining a Relationship with a Mentor, iii) Leadership Trainings for Today’s Young Transportation Professional, and iv) Preparing for a Successful Career in Public Transportation.

Confirmed Trainer:

  • Jamal Stokley, Policy Coordinator at the Greenlining Institute and Marketing Major at San Francisco State University

Confirmed Moderator:

  • Leticia Mata, Policy/PMES Intern, APTA, and MSPPM Candidate, Carnegie Mellon University, H. John Heinz III College, School of Public Policy and Management, Washington, DC

Invited Panelists:

  • West Angeles Community Development Corporation
  • Young Transportation Professional
  • APTF Scholarship Recipient

PRIZE DRAWING will be held at this session!

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

University Research Projects: Learning From Today's Students

9:45 – 11:15 a.m.

The transit industry is fighting to stay relevant in a world that is ever-changing and we are looking to our youth to help guide the future of the industry. This session will showcase the research work of a diverse group of students from universities across the country. Students will highlight their forward-thinking ideas surrounding the current and future state of public transportation.

Confirmed Moderator:

  • Leticia Mata, Policy/PMES Intern, APTA, and MSPPM Candidate, Carnegie Mellon University, H. John Heinz III College, School of Public Policy and Management, Washington, DC

Panelists:

Impact of Walking Environment on the Attraction Area of Stations

  • Ruoying Xu, Graduate Student, Department of Civil & Coastal Engineering, Department of Urban & Regional Planning, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

Bus Stop Air Quality: An Empirical Analysis of Exposure to Particulate Matter at Bus Stop Shelters

  • Adam Moore, Graduate Student, Intelligent Transportation Systems Lab, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Portland State University, Portland, OR

Analysis of the Impacts of Transit Service Priority Events on Late Buses and Bus Bunching

  • Eric Albright, Master Student, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, Portland State University, Portland, OR

Developing a Bus Service Reliability Evaluation Framework Using Archived AVL/APC Data AND Optimal Bus Fleet Replacement Decisions Under Uncertainty: A Case Study Utilizing King County (Seattle) Fleet Data

  • Wei Feng, Graduate Research Student, Intelligent Transportation Systems Laboratory, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Portland State University, Portland, OR
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