Applications Open for Mark and Roni Magalotti Scholarship for Transportation Engineering
Students in Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Pittsburgh with an interest in transportation have the opportunity to apply for the Mark and Roni Magalotti Scholarship for Transportation Engineering.
Mark Magalotti earned his BS, MS and PhD from the Swanson School of Engineering and now teaches urban transportation planning as an adjunct professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. He has over 30 years’ experience in the management of transportation planning and traffic engineering projects as the founder of Trans Associates a Pittsburgh-based transportation engineering consulting firm and is a former president of ACEC/PA.
“I established this scholarship because I wanted to give back to the CEE department that did so much for me in my career,” said Magalotti.
The two $1500 scholarships named for Magalotti and his wife Roni are open to both undergraduate and graduate students.
Undergraduates applying for the scholarship display excellence in academic achievements, interest in transport subjects, and an interest in future transportation through a written essay. Undergraduate recipients are encouraged to use the funds to explore the profession by attending conferences and to pursue graduate school programs in transportation engineering. The recipient is invited to present their essay when the award is announced in the spring.
Graduate student applicants are asked to submit a short abstract of a paper that they plan to present at a future conference addressing a problem in contemporary or future transportation. The scholarship funds will be used as a traveling grant to attend the conference and present the paper.
The deadline to apply for the scholarship is Feb. 28, 2022, by 5 p.m. EST. More information can be found here.