Deadline to Enter ITS America's Student Essay Competition Approaching September 30

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The deadline for entering ITS America's 2008 Student Essay Competition, sponsored by Southwest Research Institute®, is September 30. ITS America's Student Essay Competition is designed to encourage student interest and future participation in the development of Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS). Three winners will be honored at the 15th World Congress on Intelligent Transport Systems in New York City, November 16-20, 2008.

Southwest Research Institute is proud to challenge today's transportation and systems engineering students to apply their knowledge in this thought-provoking competition to encourage forward-thinking ITS solutions

The deadline for entering ITS America's 2008 Student Essay Competition, sponsored by Southwest Research Institute®, is September 30. ITS America's Student Essay Competition is designed to encourage student interest and future participation in the development of Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS). Three winners will be honored at the 15th World Congress on Intelligent Transport Systems in New York City, November 16-20, 2008.

"Southwest Research Institute is proud to challenge today's transportation and systems engineering students to apply their knowledge in this thought-provoking competition to encourage forward-thinking ITS solutions," said Dr. Steven W. Dellenback, ITS Department Director, Southwest Research Institute. "As a leader in the ITS research and development arena, we are pleased to support this ITS America initiative to foster and encourage the intelligent transportation specialists of the future."

Essays will be judged on their creativity, quality of exposition, originality, depth of knowledge and awareness of ITS issues and challenges. Both graduate and undergraduate students are eligible to participate.

The winners will receive complimentary registration, airfare and accommodations to attend the 15th World Congress on Intelligent Transport Systems. The winners will present their essays to the ITS community during the conference's Research, Integration, Training and Education Forum Showcase.

For the list of topics and entry guidelines, visit http://www.itsworldcongress.org/student-essay-competition.html. The deadline for entries is 5 p.m. (EST) on September 30, 2008.

About the 15th World Congress on Intelligent Transport Systems Featuring ITS America's 2008 Annual Meeting

Hosted by the Intelligent Transportation Society of America (ITS America), ERTICO, and ITS Japan, the 15th World Congress on Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) will be held at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City from November 16-20, 2008. The 15th World Congress on ITS will be combined with ITS America's 2008 Annual Meeting and Exposition, making it the largest ITS event in 2008 and is expected to attract 10,000 transportation, technology and business professionals. Delegates to the 15th World Congress on ITS will have access to more than 200 extraordinary education sessions, exciting technical tours, a 350,000 square foot exhibit hall, live vehicle communications demonstrations operating on the streets and highways of New York, and limitless opportunities to connect with an international audience in a world-class city. http://www.itsworldcongress.org.

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