Texas A&M University doctoral candidate, Maryam Shrinizad was honored as the National UTC Safe-D 2017 Outstanding Student of the Year for her many distinctive contributions at the 2018 CUTC Awards Banquet.
The Council of University Transportation Centers celebrated its 40th Anniversary on January 6th in Washington, D.C. at the 2018 Awards Banquet celebrating the outstanding students and faculty who have contributed to transportation research and education. 300 distinguished transportation leaders were in attendance representing academia, the transportation industry and government.
Texas A&M University doctoral candidate, Maryam Shrinizad was honored as the National UTC Safe-D 2017 Outstanding Student of the Year for her many distinctive contributions. After completing her master’s degree in Iran, Maryam worked as a Graduate Teaching and Research Assistant with Texas A&M Transportation Institute, resulting in several reports and publications. She was also the student chapter president for the Institute of Transportation Engineers at Texas A&M and currently serves as media chair for Women in Transportation Seminar.
Among her many accomplishments, Ms. Shrinizad supervised data collection activities and co-authored an associated research report and paper. She also developed microscopic simulation models assessing vehicle weaving activities between interchange terminal intersections and downstream signalized intersections. These models will lead to subsequent work focusing on intersection spacing, access point density, traffic volume, and roadway geometric configurations.