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Chelse Hoover Named Outstanding Master’s Student of the Year by Southwest University Transportation Center

Chelse Hoover – Recipient of the 2012 Naomi W. Ledè Outstanding Master’s Student of the Year Award.

The Southwest Region University Transportation Center (SWUTC) has named Texas Southern graduate student Chelse Hoover as the recipient of the 2012 Naomi W. Ledè Outstanding Master’s Student of the Year Award. Annually, the SWUTC presents the award, which includes $1,000 and a plaque to the most accomplished master’s student attending Texas A&M University, University of Texas at Austin, or Texas Southern University.

In addition to her professional leadership skills, Ms. Hoover’s accomplishments include: earning a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering Technology; serving as an officer in the student chapter of the Institute of Transportation Engineers and vice-president of TSU’s student chapter of Intelligent Transportation Society; recipient of the Dwight D. Eisenhower Fellowship for FY2012; named Transportation Research Board Minority Fellow; and being selected to present her research titled “The Analysis of Delay Time in the Houston-Galveston-Brazoria Area,” at the 2013 TRB Annual Meeting in Washington D.C. in January 2013.

Ms. Hoover is pursuing a Master of Science in Transportation Planning and Management and currently conducting research with Dr. Lei Yu in analyzing the vehicle specific power characteristics in the Houston, Galveston and Brazoria area.

Only one Outstanding Master’s Student was selected among the three universities.

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