Northwestern University has a long history of supporting transportation related education through several academic departments and centers including the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, the Department of Industrial Engineering and Management Science, the Infrastructure Technology Institute and the Transportation Center in the McCormick School of Engineering. The two aforementioned engineering departments offer the primary courses in transportation and logistics at Northwestern.

In addition, the McCormick School has a strong focus on design engineering, entrepreneurship and innovation. These activities are driven by the Institute for Design Engineering and Applications and the Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation. The Center for the Commercialization of Innovative Transportation Technology engages these existing resources and opportunities to provide new opportunities for students to explore innovative transportation-related research and development. Our desired outcome is to increase the number of students participating in transportation design projects.

Each year CCITT will select one student of the year (SOY) from the group of students participating in research projects and classroom-based design projects, award the student a $1000 stipend and send the student to the winter meeting of the Transportation Research Board.

CCITT Student of the Year

2012: Charlotte Frei

2011: Luis de la Torre

2010: Timothy Sweda

2009: Joseph Zissman

2008: Phillip Reich

Dissertation Fellows

2012-2013 Dissertation Fellows

2011-2012 Dissertation Fellows

2010-2011 Dissertation Fellows

Former Interns

Carlos Calegari (Summer and Fall 2009), McCormick School of Engineering & Applied Science, Major: Industrial Engineering & Management Science

Caitlyn Carpenter (Summer 2009), Weinberg School of Arts & Science, Major: Political Science

Kelila Venson (Fall 2008, Winter 2009), Weinberg School of Arts & Science, Major: Spanish

Phillip Reich (Summer 2008), Weinberg School of Arts & Science, Major: Economics & International Studies