ITS Midwest is offering the Gordon Paesani Scholarship to juniors, and seniors planning to enter the transportation field with a primary focus of interest in Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS). Applicants shall be presently attending colleges and universities in the four-state coverage area of ITS Midwest (Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio). The scholarship criteria looks for excellence in the classroom, passion for innovation, and enthusiasm for the transportation industry.
Gordon Paesani was not only a great mentor to many young engineers during his contribution to our industry, but he was also a committed innovator in ITS, including a variety of concepts he implemented long before the term ‘ITS’ was coined. He was a pioneer in freeway operations with focus on Advanced Traffic Management Systems (ATMS) and their components including incident response plans and adaptive ramp metering algorithms.