Doctoral student Andisheh Ranjbari has been chosen by the Eno Center for Transportation as the recipient of the 2016 Rodney E. Slater Award and one of 20 participants in the 24th annual Eno Future Leaders Development Conference, which will be held June 5-8 in Washington, D.C.
Named after the former secretary of transportation, the Slater Award is given each year to a student in a transportation-related discipline who demonstrates outstanding leadership qualities, a thirst for knowledge and a drive to achieve. The Future Leaders Development Conference offers a first-hand look at how transportation policy is developed and implemented. Fellows meet with members of Congress, government officials and leaders of associations and see how the nation's policies are debated, shaped, adopted and applied.
Ranjbari works with associate professor Yi-Chang Chiu. Much of her research at CEEM has centered around a proposed High-Speed Bus Transit line between Tucson and Phoenix. In 2015, she won the Parsons Brinckerhoff-Jim Lammie Scholarship from the American Public Transportation Foundation.