Awarded annually to students in either the master’s or doctoral program in Civil Engineering, who are working in the field of transportation engineering. In addition to pursuing the academic side of engineering, candidates must demonstrate some related work experience in the broad area of transportation. The successful candidate will share Professor Braaksma’s philosophy of people-oriented focus on transportation engineering, which considers the impact of changes to transportation systems on quality of life. A distinguished professor in the Department of Civil Engineering for 27 years, Dr. Braaksma’s early research interests in airport planning evolved to include urban transportation planning and the integration of various modes of transportation. He pioneered the introduction of traffic calming and was particularly concerned with the impact of transportation planning on quality of life. Endowed in 2002 by family, friends and colleagues.