University of Massachusetts Amherst Students Named 2024 Lifesavers Traffic Safety Scholars


Angelina Caggiano and Peter Swenson have been accepted to the Lifesavers Traffic Safety Scholar Program 

Angelina Caggiano and Peter Swenson have been named 2024 Lifesavers Traffic Safety Scholars and will attend the Lifesavers Conference on Roadway Safety, April 7-9. They are pursuing undergraduate or graduate degrees in Civil Engineering; Transportation and are two of 19 U.S. students selected through a competitive application process. The Lifesavers Conference showcases the latest research, evidence-based strategies, proven countermeasures, and promising new approaches for addressing the nation’s most pressing traffic safety problems. 
This is the ninth year of the Traffic Safety Scholars program, which provides college students the opportunity to attend the Lifesavers Conference, the largest gathering of traffic safety professionals in the U.S. The program’s goals are to showcase the diversity of opportunities in traffic safety and encourage students, regardless of discipline, to pursue a career in a dynamic field that draws from a variety of disciplines from engineering, education and enforcement to communications, business, marketing, medicine, public health, political science, counseling, and more. 
The Lifesavers TSS Program will pay scholarships to help full- and part-time undergraduate and graduate students in a variety of fields defray the cost of attending the nation's largest gathering of traffic safety professionals. A letter of accreditation will be sent to the Scholar upon completion of the Traffic Safety Scholars Program Requirements. Angelina Caggiano, Peter Swenson, and their fellow Scholars will kick off their Lifesavers experience on April 6, 2024, as they learn about career opportunities from a panel of young traffic safety professionals working in the public and private sectors. The Scholars will continue this career discussion when they meet with state and national traffic safety leaders during the reception. 

Once the Lifesavers Conference begins on April 7th, the Scholars will have the opportunity to participate in three plenary sessions and over 80 workshops featuring leading experts in the fields of distracted and impaired driving; child passenger, pedestrian, bicycle, motorcycle, teen, and aging driver safety; occupant protection; vehicle technology; law enforcement and criminal justice; public health, commercial motor vehicles; roadway design; and more. 
To learn more about the Lifesavers Conference and the TSS Program, visit