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T&DI Announces Winner of Outstanding Younger Member Award

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

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Michelle Renee Oswald Beiler, Ph.D., P.E., LEED AP, PTP, ENV SP, M.ASCE, has been selected as the recipient of the 2019 Transportation & Development Institute (T&DI) Outstanding Younger Member Award. Dr. Beiler will be recognized during the awards banquet at the ASCE-T&DI International Conference on Transportation and Development  in Alexandria, VA, on .

Dr. Beiler is an Associate Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Bucknell University. Her research and teaching focus is in the area of sustainable transportation planning. Specific research topics include transportation adaptation to climate change, sustainable transportation performance measures and rating system development, pedestrian and cycling travel demand modeling, and sustainable engineering education.

She is a member of the ASCE T&DI Committee on Sustainable Transportation and served on the Engineering Sustainable Communities Working Group under the ASCE Committee on Sustainability-Sustainable Infrastructure Education Committee. She was awarded the ASCE ExCEEd (Excellence in Civil Engineering Education) Teaching Award in 2015 and also identified as an "Emerging Leader" in the field of sustainable land use practices by the Mid-Atlantic Transportation Sustainability University Transportation Center (MATS-UTC).

She completed her doctoral degree in Civil Engineering, a master's degree in Urban Affairs and Public Policy, and a master's degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Delaware, specializing in transportation planning. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from Lafayette College.

The T&DI Outstanding Younger Member Award recognizes a young T&DI member (35 years of age or younger) for their professional contributions to transportation engineering.