UFTI Students Win Big at ITE Collegiate Traffic Bowl

(Left to Right) Kirk (Yanjun) Shi, Bryce Grame, Ryan Kenis, and Renan Favero. Kirk will be graduating, so Renan will be replacing Kirk at the International competition.

UFTI students took a big Gator bite out of the competition at the Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) Florida Puerto Rico District Traffic Bowl’s competition, held February 22, 2023, in Orlando, Florida. Bryce Grame, Renan Favero, Ryan Kenis and Kirk (Yanjun) Shi attended the event. As a result, the team will be going to Portland, Oregon and competing in the Collegiate Traffic Bowl Grand Championship.

In 2009, ITE student chapters from the United States and Canada (and Puerto Rico) began participating in the ITE Collegiate Traffic Bowl. It features teams of up to three students who get to test their collective knowledge about transportation planning and engineering topics, as well as some fun categories, in a jeopardy-style game. Teams winning the district competitions advance to the Collegiate Traffic Bowl Grand Championship. You can read more about the competition here. Since Traffic Bowl was established, GatorITE team won the Florida District round eight times, advancing to the international round. The team has also won the international championship twice.

Founded in 1930, the Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) is an international membership association of transportation professionals who work to improve mobility and safety for all transportation system users and help build smart and livable communities. Through its products and services, ITE promotes professional development and career advancement for its members, supports and encourages education, identifies necessary research, develops technical resources including standards and recommended practices, develops public awareness programs and serves as a conduit for the exchange of professional information. Find out more about ITE here.

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By Ada Lang
UFTI Communications Specialist