ARTBA’s Student Video Contest

The Student Video Contest is aimed at helping students gain a better understanding of the importance of transportation infrastructure investment to the U.S. economy and quality of life, and to learn more about the industry and potential transportation construction career opportunities.

ARTBA’s Research & Education Division sponsors the competition, which is divided into two age groups:

  • Elementary, middle or high school students
  • Post-secondary, college and graduate students

Winners are selected in each age group. First prize in each category is $500 and second place in each category is $250.

Videos should be no longer than 2 ½ minutes and feature audio.

More details are available on the ARTBA website:

The Christine Mirzayan Science and Technology Policy Graduate Fellowship Program

The Christine Mirzayan Science and Technology Policy Graduate Fellowship Program is a full-time hands-on training and educational program that provides early career individuals with the opportunity to spend 12 weeks at the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine in Washington, DC learning about science and technology policy and the role that scientists and engineers play in advising the nation. This Mirzayan Fellowship offers a unique opportunity to obtain the essential skills and knowledge needed to work in science policy at the federal, state, or local levels.

Learn More on National Academy of Sciences Mirzayan Fellowship site.

University of Maryland Undergraduate Summer Research Program

Sponsored by the National Transportation Center, this program allows undergraduate students from across the U.S. to compete for three research positions with participating transportation researchers in the University of Maryland Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. Selection is based on academic merit.

Learn More on MTI’s Website

University of Vermont Graduate and Undergraduate Research Opportunities

The University of Vermont – Transportation Research Center offers graduate research assistantships for 20 hours per week for 12-months to qualified Master’s or PhD students registered in a series of associated academic graduate programs at UVM. Students worked on sustainable transportation research projects. Recent topics have included long distance and intercity travel behavior, tailpipe emissions, climate adaptation planning, resiliency and criticality, bicycle/pedestrian travel, streetscape design, livability, and workforce development. The stipend level is $24K per year plus graduate tuition payment. Students have the opportunity to enroll in unique interdisciplinary graduate courses and the graduate certificate in sustainable transportation and planning. Past GRAs have been enrolled in programs such as Civil, Environment or Electrical Engineering, Natural Resource Planning, Community Development and Applied Economics and Public Administration.

Learn More on University of Vermont’s TRC website

Western Michigan University Graduate Assistantships

The Transportation Research Center for Livable Communities (TRCLC) at Western Michigan University has research assistantships for those who are interested in traffic operations and safety. The assistantship includes stipend and tuition support. Students who are interested in these opportunities should contact TRCLC by e-mailing at