Caggiano Receives UTC Student of the Year Award


Angelina Caggiano

Congratulations to Angelina Caggiano for being honored with the UTC Student of the Year Award for Recipients of UTC Grants Awarded in 2016 and 2018. The award will be presented to Angelina on January 6 in Washington, D.C. at the Council of University Transportation Centers (CUTC) Annual Awards ceremony. 

Angelina Caggiano is a doctoral student in Transportation Engineering at UMass Amherst. As an undergraduate student at UMass, Angelina worked as a transportation research assistant, peer advisor, and tour guide on campus. This allowed for a seamless transition to graduate school where Angelina has conducted research as part of the SAFER-SIM University Transportation Center in the areas of transportation safety and driver understanding of traffic control devices with an emphasis on vulnerable road users. Angelina has held several intern positions as an Intelligent Transportation Systems Intern at IBI Group, Highway Safety Intern at VHB, and Construction Intern at MassDOT.  

As an active researcher and innovator focused upon transportation safety, Angelina led a Technology Challenge team that pitched and designed a small-scale prototype called GlowSafely: a passive detection system using a unique lighting array to illuminate the way for pedestrians and cyclists. They were awarded $8,000 to advance their startup.

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