The Brigham Young University student chapter of the Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) took first place in the Western District Collegiate Traffic Bowl. The BYU student chapter competed against 10 other schools on June 30th, 2014, in Rapid City, SD.
The Traffic Bowl is a Jeopardy!-style tournament with questions from various handbooks and manuals used by professional transportation engineers and planners. Additionally, questions came from historical and current popular culture topics related to transportation, as well as ITE structure and governance. This year, the BYU student chapter team consisted of Casey Knecht, David Chang, and Greg Sanchez, with Sam Mineer as the alternate. This is the second consecutive year that BYU has won, and the third time in the last four years.
Winning at the district level earned BYU a spot at the International Collegiate Traffic Bowl Grand Championship. BYU was the Grand Champion in 2011. This year, the Grand Championship took place in Seattle, WA, on August 12th, 2014. BYU fought hard in the international completion, but were unsuccessful in bringing home the gold.
From left, Greg Sanchez, David Chang, and Casey Knecht, with ITE International President Hibbett Neel