Gifts to Friends of ITS-Davis enrich the learning experiences of UC Davis transportation graduate students with travel awards, funds for computer resources, and awards for the outstanding theses and dissertations. Our graduate students are closely involved in ITS-Davis research, and the cross-disciplinary expertise they develop here prepares them for leadership in science, technology and policy.
To recognize and promote the highest-quality research by our graduate students, Friends of ITS-Davis funds a prize for the Outstanding Thesis and Dissertation of the Year. Friends of ITS-Davis helps make travel funds available for students presenting their research at domestic and international transportation conferences. Students benefit from exposure to cutting-edge research, broader perspectives, and networking opportunities, and enhance their oral communication skills by making a research presentation.
Friends of ITS-Davis supports the evolving computing needs of our students by funding individual or group requests for hardware or software. Funds are also allocated each year for the ITS-Davis computer lab.