Undergraduate Student Wins Women's Transportation Seminar Scholarship

Cunxiang (Nicole) Mi wins WTS Orange County Scholarship

Cunxiang (Nicole) Mi, an undergraduate student in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE), was awarded a Women’s Transportation Seminar (WTS) Orange County Scholarship at the Annual Awards Gala on Tuesday, December 6, 2011.

Mi, one of 14 women to receive a WTS Scholarship from the Orange County chapter, will graduate in June 2012 with a B.S. in civil engineering with a minor in management. She plans on continuing at UC Irvine to earn her Master’s degree in transportation systems engineering and has been interning with the Santa Ana Traffic Management Center since June 2011. Mi has been named to the Dean’s Honor List four times.

“UC Irvine’s engineering program is a very challenging program that requires a great deal of hard work,” Mi says. “With every engineering class I enrolled in, I brought with me a high level of energy that was fueled by a strong desire for learning. I feel that the financing the WTS Orange County Undergraduate Scholarship will provide me is necessary for my professional development.”

Founded in 1977, WTS is an international organization dedicated to the professional advancement of women in transportation. Boasting roughly 4,100 members, both men and women, WTS is assisting women to find opportunity and recognition in the transportation industry. Through its professional activities, networking opportunities and unparalleled access to industry and government leaders, WTS is converting the glass ceiling into a career portal.