Student of the Year Award
Jonathon S. Wood
Jonathan earned his M.S. degree in civil and environmental engineering from the University of Utah in December 2012. He also holds a B.S. in civil and environmental engineering from the same institution. Jonathan has performed research on the safety performance of road segments; particularly related to the safety effects of geometric design and maintenance decisions. His thesis work focused on modeling the safety impacts of design exceptions on road segments in Utah. He also worked on developing performance-based methods for making safety based maintenance decisions, including those related to wildlife fencing, snow removal, and pavement conditions. Jonathan was a teaching assistant for the junior-level civil engineering course in transportation engineering. He was also the president of the University of Utah's student chapter of the Institute of Transportation Engineers. Jonathan co-authored two peer-reviewed journal papers and one final research report during his masters program. He plans to pursue his doctoral degree at the Pennsylvania State University beginning in Spring 2013.