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Farzaneh Azadi Named a 2022 Lifesavers Traffic Safety Scholar

Farzaneh Azadi has been accepted to the Lifesavers Traffic Safety Scholar Program

University of Pittsburgh PhD Candidate Farzaneh Azadi has been named a 2022 Lifesavers Traffic Safety Scholar and will attend the Lifesavers National Conference on Highway Safety Priorities, March 12-15, one of 43 U.S. and international students selected through a competitive application process. The Lifesavers Conference showcases the latest research, evidence-based strategies, proven countermeasures, and promising new approaches for addressing the nation’s most pressing traffic safety problems. 

Azadi is studying civil and environmental engineering at Pitt's Swanson School of Engineering, under the direction of Associate Professor Aleksander Stevanovic. His Pittsburgh Intelligent Transportation Systems (PITTS) Lab investigates the application of advanced technologies in various modes and aspects of transportation to create Intelligent Transportation Systems. 

This is the seventh year of the Traffic Safety Scholars program, which provides college students the opportunity to attend the Lifesavers Conference, the largest gathering of traffic safety professionals in the U.S. The program’s goals are to showcase the diversity of opportunities in traffic safety and encourage students, regardless of discipline, to pursue a career in a dynamic field that draws from a variety of disciplines from engineering, education and enforcement to communications, business, marketing, medicine, public health, political science, counseling, and more.

The Lifesavers TSS Program will pay scholarships to help full- and part-time undergraduate and graduate students in a variety of fields defray the cost of attending the nation's largest gathering of traffic safety professionals. A letter of accreditation will be sent to the Scholar upon completion of the Traffic Safety Scholars Program Requirements

Azadi and her fellow Scholars will kick-off their Lifesavers experience on March 12, 2022, as they learn about career opportunities from a panel of young traffic safety professionals working in the public and private sectors. The Scholars will continue this career discussion when they meet with state and national traffic safety leaders during the reception.

Once the Lifesavers Conference begins on March 13th, the Scholars will have the opportunity to participate in three plenary sessions and 70 workshops featuring leading experts in the fields of distracted and impaired driving; child passenger, pedestrian, bicycle, motorcycle, teen, and aging driver safety; occupant protection; vehicle technology; law enforcement and criminal justice; public health, commercial motor vehicles; roadway design; and more.

To learn more about the Lifesavers Conference and the TSS Program, visit www.lifesaversconference.org.