Share This

Dan Wan wins UTRC Outstanding Student of the Year Award

Dan Wan_UTRC award winner
Dan Wan, a Grove School of Engineering PhD candidate at CCNY, is the UTRC Outstanding Student of the Year Award winner.

Dan Wan, a student in The City College of New York’s civil engineering PhD program, is the winner of the University Transportation Center Outstanding Student of the Year Award from the Region 2 University Transportation Research Center. Wan won for her thesis entitled: “Calibrating Safety Performance Functions for Intersections in New York City: Relaxing the Functions in Space.”

Her paper rigorously analyzed intersection crashes in New York City by regressing local safety data at the jurisdiction level. “The safety performance functions developed in this study will serve as important predicting tools for New York City transportation agencies and practitioners,” said Wan, whose concentration is transportation engineering.

The UTRC honors students based on their interest in transportation research and academic performance. Students are awarded a scholarship and sponsored travel to Washington, D.C. for The Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting.

Wan received her M.S. and B.S. in transportation engineering from China’s Huazhong University of Science and Technology where she focused on traffic impact analysis, transportation planning, intelligent transportation systems and urban study. She is doing her work at CCNY in the Grove School of Engineering.

Click here for more information about transportation engineering.

About The City College of New York
Since 1847, The City College of New York has provided low-cost, high-quality education for New Yorkers in a wide variety of disciplines. More than 15,000 students pursue undergraduate and graduate degrees in eight professional schools and divisions. View CCNY Media Kit.


Ashley Arocho

p: 212.650.6460

View CCNY Media Kit