Starting in 2019, ITS Midwest has established the Gordon Paesani ITS Midwest Scholarship to honor the memory of Gordon Paesani.
Gordon Paesani was not only a great mentor to many young engineers during his contribution to our industry, but he was also a committed innovator in ITS, including a variety of concepts he implemented long before the term ‘ITS’ was coined. He was a pioneer in freeway operations with focus on Advanced Traffic Management Systems (ATMS) and their components including incident response plans and adaptive ramp metering algorithms.
Download the 2020 scholarship announcement and learn about Gordon’s extensive career and accomplishments:2020 Scholarship Announcement
For more information on scope, eligibility, application deadline, requirements and how to apply for the scholarship, see below.
ITS Midwest is pleased to award this $1,000 scholarship to the applicant who most embodies excitement for the use of Intelligent Transportation Systems to improve safety and efficiency. The scholarship criteria looks for excellence in the classroom, passion for innovation, and enthusiasm for the transportation industry.
The scholarship is open to collegiate sophomores, juniors, and seniors planning to enter the transportation field with a primary focus of interest in Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS). Applicants shall be presently attending colleges and universities in the four-state coverage area of ITS Midwest (Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio).
September, 15th, 2020
One award annually
The essay should describe and convey the following:
The ITS Midwest Awards Committee will review all submitted applications and select a winner. The scholarship recipient will be notified and invited to participate in the ITS Midwest Annual Meeting.
The scholarship award shall be a one-time check in the amount of US$1,000.
Natasha Breslieva presented an essay on “the role of ITS innovations to support mobility”.
ITS Midwest honors Natasha Breslieva, the 2019 Gordon Paesani Scholarship recipient, at the 2019 Annual Meeting. Left to right Bini William (ITSMW Treasurer), Natasha Breslieva (scholarship recipient) and Scott Lee (ITSMW Secretary/President Elect). Photo Credits: ITS Midwest
Scott Lee, Awards Committee, ITS Midwest President
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Scott Lee, President
Bini William, Secretary/President-Elect