Spark’s Eighth Annual Official Call For Entry is live

The Spark Transport Awards are part of a series of eight exciting competitions created to promote great design and designers. They invite you to join the Spark Community and enter your best designs.

In this, one of their most exciting new competitions, they will explore innovative transportation developments that exemplify a commitment to using natural resources more efficiently. This unique perspective will shine a spotlight on audacious designs and technologies that challenge the current state of the art. We hope all participants in these many fields and disciplines will tilt their windmills into the wind and send us their Sparks.

Spark Transport includes all modes of transportation design, from vehicles to transit stations, aircraft to electronics.

The Spark Transport competition continues Spark’s core Mission and basic Criteria. All Spark events are international in scope and accept entries from all designers, everywhere.

They invite everyone to participate—student concept and professional transportation designers, art directors, engineers, teachers, design firms, manufacturers, institutions, ad and PR agencies and entrepreneurs—anyone with a great new transport design solution.

See http://www.sparkawards.com/call-for-entries/spark-transport for more information.

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Call for Nominations: CUTC Leadership Awards

The Council of University Transportation Centers (CUTC) is  now accepting nominations for its annual awards program, which honors outstanding faculty, staff and industry leaders for their accomplishments and contributions in the field of transportation research and education.

The 2014 awards include three categories:

The CUTC/ARTBA Administrative Leadership Award honors individuals in a staff position or non-tenure-track faculty position who make outstanding administrative leadership contributions to the transportation field by non-academic appointments

The Distinguished Contribution to University Transportation Education and Research Award is given to individuals who have had a long history of significant and outstanding contributions to university-level transportation education and research.

The Lifetime Achievement in Transportation Research and Education Awardrecognizes individuals who have contributed immensely throughout their professional lives to transportation research and education by working in government, business or non-governmental organizations.

The CUTC Leadership awards are open to all CUTC member schools that are in good standing and there is no limit to the number of nominations that may be submitted from an institution.

All nominations must be completed online at the “Awards” section of http://mycutc.com byOctober 30.

Contact Kashae Williams at 202.289.4434 or kwilliams@artba.org with questions.

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Volvo Sustainable Mobility Awards 2014

Since it was instituted in 2011, awareness levels for the Volvo Sustainable Mobility Awards have grown significantly. This is reflected in the rising participation that has expanded from Bangalore initially to receiving entries from across the country.

The keenness is evident from the number of projects submitted for assessment. Also, the diverse problem areas being addressed indicate the importance among stakeholders to find solutions to make drive quality of life for people.

The Volvo Sustainable Mobility Awards aims to reward progressive and practical action in the area of promoting sustainable solutions in urban mobility. The award is given during the Volvo Nobel Memorial Seminar, which is organised under the patronage of the Ambassador of Sweden to India.

This year they will be organising the 4th Edition of the Volvo Sustainable Mobility Awards.

Volvo Buses is calling for entries for the Volvo Sustainable Mobility Awards 2014.

The objective of the awards is to create a culture of supporting progressive and practical steps, positively engaging the world around us to deliver sustainable mobility & transport solutions.

Stakeholders working on initiatives such as bus transport, commuter rail & metro, cycling, pedestrian safety, urban planning, road planning, and road safety, among others are invited to participate in the Volvo Sustainable Mobility Awards.

Volvo Buses aims to use this award to engage with all the stake holders, support them and also learn in the process evolving aspects of sustainable mobility.

Find out more at http://www.volvobuses.com/bus/india/en-in/smi/vsma/vsma_2014/Pages/default.aspx.

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Apply Now – 2015 Code for America Fellowship

Apply at http://www.codeforamerica.org/geeks/fellowship-apply.

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Future Industry Leaders Spotlight Award

1. “Future Industry Leader Spotlight Award” Self-nominations are preferred for this category.The award is given annually to bring national industry attention to two women students enrolled in undergraduate or graduate studies at a U.S. college or university who have thus far achieved an outstanding academic record and demonstrated extraordinary leadership skills within and outside the academic environment. Candidates may be pursuing a degree in any discipline germane to the business of transportation design and construction.

All students who are currently enrolled in a university are eligible, but must submit the following items online:

1. A current resume

2. A complete college transcript demonstrating a GPA of 3.0 or higher

3. An accompanying cover letter that explains:

A) the student’s plans for an industry career

B) Highlight specific leadership roles and activities on campus

C) Highlight specific leadership roles as a student in construction industry-related associations or in the local community

4. Two letters of recommendation from university professors or employers within the transportation field.

5. High-quality electronic image of yourself of 300dpi or higher. JPEG, TIFF, or high-quality PDF are acceptable.

Supporting Documentation

Additional documentation that is recommended and to be used by the judges, may include, but is not limited to (limit 5 files submitted online):

• Biographical sketh

• News articles

• List of awards or citations

• Published works

If the student wishes, his/her resume will be placed in an online database that is available to HR professionals at industry firms.

The winners in this category will be given a stipend to help cover their expenses to the ARTBA National Convention so that they can accept their award in person.

For more information, see http://www.artba.org/birchland-award-form.

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Porter Prize

Institute for Competitiveness, India is the Indian knot in the global network of the Institute for Strategy and Competitiveness at Harvard Business School. Institute for Competitiveness, India is an international initiative centred in India, dedicated to enlarging and purposeful disseminating of the body of research and knowledge on competition and strategy, as pioneered over the last 25 years by Professor Michael Porter of the Institute for Strategy and Competitiveness at Harvard Business School. Institute for Competitiveness, India conducts and supports indigenous research, offers academic and executive courses, and provides advisory services to the Corporate and the Governments. The institute studies competition and its implications for company strategy; the competitiveness of nations, regions & cities and thus generate guidelines for businesses and those in governance; and suggests and provides solutions for socio-economic problems.

For more information, see http://www.porterprize.in.

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