Educational Initiatives

As part of its mission to help train the transportation workforce of tomorrow, C2SMART supports and participates in numerous educational initiatives at its member institutions. Through special events, student-led organizations, and mentoring programs, the center provides K-12 through graduate students with valuable learning opportunities.

Click on the tabs below to learn more about C2SMART’s work with ITS and ITE student chapters, the Vertically Integrated Projects Program, K-12 mentoring and research programs, and more.


The Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) is an international educational and scientific association of transportation professionals who are responsible for meeting mobility and safety needs. The ITE-NYU is part of the ITE Metropolitan Section of New York and New Jersey.  Formed in 1945 and represented by over 800 transportation engineers and planners, the ITE Met Section provides members in the New York/New Jersey area with a network of local transportation professionals who are dedicated to the betterment of the local infrastructure to provide harmonious movement of goods and travelers. Learn More

NYU-ITE E-board 2018-2019

President: Jingqin Gao
Vice-President: Fan Zuo
TreasurerMateo Leon
Event Coordinator: Elsa (Hio Kuan) Kong
Public Outreach: Bruno Chede Cunha
Secretary: Siva Sooryaa Muruga Thambiran
Social Director: Assel Dmitriyeva

Faculty Advisor: Jack Bringardner


ITS Student Chapter

A student chapter of the Intelligent Transportation Society of America, this multi-disciplinary student club seeks to promote interest in intelligent transportation issues, create opportunities for student leadership, and build networks between students at different schools, faculty, and industry. Contact

Peng Lou from @RutgersU is giving a talk on Impact of Overweight Trucks on Infrastructure in Net Jersey. Come and join us at Hall C, 144C #TRBAM #TRBAM2020 work supported by #c2smart center nyuite photo

Dr. Zhibin Chen from @nyushanghai is presenting his research on “Path controlling of Automated Vehicles for System Optimim on Transportation Networks with Heterogeneous Traffic Stream”. For more details, check
#C2SMART #automatedvehicles
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Please join us tomorrow at RH204 6:30-8:30PM for a guest lecture on Congestion Pricing from Babu Veeregowda, PhD, PE, PTOE. Dr. Veeregowda is the VP with @HNTBCorp NY Engineering and Architecture and the Chief Engineer for its Northeast Division. @nyutandon
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Thank you to everyone who joined us for our Women in Transportation event this evening! We truly apprecitate of the insightful discussion and advice, were honored to have Elaine Du and Sanam Lakhwara from @AKRFnews and Lu Ding from @NJSEA as panelists! nyuite photo

Our Panelist Lu Ding from @NJSEA is talking about the skillset needed and showing the Engineer Balanced Scorecard to the students at 3rd Women in Transportation Discussion and Networking Event. #C2SMART nyuite photo

Vertically Integrated Projects (VIP) Program

The VIP program provides a multi-year, integrated approach to learning that emphasizes project-based, interdisciplinary, research-active education. It provides an opportunity to learn and practice professional skills while making real-world contributions.

VIP Smart Cities Technology (C2SMART)

This project-based course will form research teams that design and prototype technological innovations to address the needs of smart cities. This technology will be designed within the context of the data collection and processing network essential to connected cities. This VIP course will coordinate with the NYU Tandon School of Engineering and CUSP.

The team will research the needs of smart cities related to the technical issues outlined in the Report to the President “Technology and the Future of Cities” with an emphasis on transportation including: cities, vehicles, infrastructure, and transportation users. These sub-teams will develop hardware, software, data analysis, application, and project management of their problem definition.

Applied Research Innovations in Science and Engineering (ARISE)

This full-time, seven week program is for academically strong, current 10th and 11th grade New York City students with a demonstrated interest in science, technology, engineering and math. The program includes college level workshops and seminars, a high level research experience in participating NYU faculty labs, and mentoring in that placement by a graduate or postdoctoral student. Learn More