About TAMU ITE
Founded in 1930, the Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) is an international organization of transportation professionals. ITE's membership represents both the public and private sectors with professionals whose backgrounds range from transportation and traffic engineering to transportation planning and safety engineering. As new technologies in communications and engineering emerge, the broad spectrum of member backgrounds continues to expand. Since its inception in 1930, ITE membership has grown to currently encompass more than 13,000 members in over 70 countries.
The Institute serves as an instrument by which information concerning the entire transportation profession can be shared. Through ITE?s efforts, its members are able to keep abreast of the latest technologies and services available. ITE is actively involved in the application of technology and scientific principles to research, planning, functional design, implementation, operation, policy development, and management for all forms of transportation. Through its publications, conferences, support programs, and individual chapters, the Institute promotes research and education, the development of public awareness, and the professional development of its members.
In 1947, The University of Illinois and Yale University established the first student chapters of the Institute of Transportation Engineers. At present, the number of student chapters has grown to over 90. Although the programs and activities of each student chapter vary greatly, the primary goal of introducing students to the transportation profession and supplementing their classroom and laboratory experiences has continued. Student chapters provide their members with an excellent introduction to the international organization and serve to support those interested in pursuing a career in transportation engineering as well as students who are considering a career in the transportation field.
Student Chapter Objectives
The objectives of the Student Chapters of the Institute of Transportation Engineers are:
- To promote the advancement of transportation and traffic engineering through close association with the profession and the Institute.
- To acquaint students with topics of interest in transportation and traffic engineering through professional speakers and Chapter?sponsored trips.
- To foster the development of professional spirit.
- To promote common interests among students.
What Else Does ITE Do?
The Texas A&M Student Chapter of ITE also enjoys active participation in transportation projects. The ITE student body routinely assists local municipalities and consulting firms in the region with traffic surveillance projects. The functions we perform serve as an excellent opportunity to gain "hands-on" experience while furthering professional development and providing a service to the local community. Our Chapter is committed to active involvement in the community through the application of our resources as transportation engineers.