Four Australian University student winners have booked their place at the 23rd World Congress on Intelligent Transport Systems, in Melbourne, 10-14 October, after winning a national competition.
Australian University students were challenged to write essays on vehicle technology and smart cities with the prize a complimentary pass to next month’s 2016 ITS World Congress at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre and, with it, the opportunity to meet some 7,000 global ITS leaders.
Congratulations go to
- Emmanual Ajadi – Curtin University, Western Australia
- Harry Carpenter – University of Adelaide, South Australia
- Bruno Rota – RMIT University, Victoria
- Chuka Oham – University of New South Wales, New South Wales
“Well done to all the students who participated and congratulations to the winners. The standard of entries was high and we are delighted so many students found time to participate,” ITS Australia CEO Susan Harris said.
“We hope all the entrants take the opportunity to come to the World Congress to learn more about the ITS industry and to grow their networks and further their careers.
“We are excited by the depth of knowledge and passion these students have for the ITS industry and, judging by these submissions, the industry can rest assured the next crop of ITS professionals will take the industry forward,” Ms Harris said.
In addition to the week-long complimentary pass, winners also receive financial assistance for their travel and accommodation.
Winners will have the opportunity to attend some 900 Plenary, Executive, Special Interest and Technical discussions, see the latest innovations in vehicle safety, transport and infrastructure technology in the Exhibition Centre, and attend networking sessions. They will receive their Certificate of Achievement at a special Future Innovators Reception, 12.30pm, Tuesday 11 October, at the ITS Australia Stand in the Exhibition Centre.
The Student Essay competition was a national competition open to all students participating at an Australian University. It is part of an extensive student program of challenges and projects, on display throughout the week at the World Congress. Visitors will be able to view the student programs on the Open for Public Days, Thursday 13 October and Friday 14 October.