Congratulations to Nazli Kaya (MIE MASc 2019), who has been awarded the “Advancing Women in Transportation” scholarship by the WTS Toronto area chapter.
The scholarship will be presented to Kaya at the WTS Mentoring kick-off dinner in December 2019.
Kaya, a recent U of T graduate, was active as a student in the area of human factors in transportation within the Human Factors and Applied Statistics lab in Mechanical and Industrial Engineering under the direction of Professor Birsen Donmez. Her continued focus is on driver behavior, attention allocation and physiological measures, with a view to improving road safety.
Kaya was co-Chair of IUW 2018, the 19th Annual Human Factors Engineering Inter-University Workshop, held at the University of Toronto.
She is currently Chair of the Young Professionals’ Committee of the Canadian Association of Road Safety Professionals (CARSP), a national member organization dedicated to enhancing road safety at home and abroad.
The scholarship donor organization, WTS (Women’s Transportation Seminar) International, was founded in 1977 by a group of pioneering women in transportation who realized that women’s careers would benefit from professional development, encouragement and recognition to support their advancement in transportation professions. A member organization, it now has 79 chapters worldwide, including the WTS Toronto Area Chapter established in 2013.