Fall Kickoff – Tuesday August 30th

Introduction to new TSA Officers and discussing the future schedule

Town Engineering Building, Room 270, 6:00pm


Ellen Nightingale (TSA President) on ITEMSLS Training – Tuesday, September 13th

Preparing members to volunteer for the upcoming ITE Midwest Student Leadership Summit

Town Engineering Building, Room 270, 6:00pm


Institute of Transportation Engineers Midwest Student Leadership Summit

September 16th -18th

A gathering of students from across the Midwestern and Great Lakes Districts for a weekend of professional development.


Dr. Peter Savolainen from Iowa State University – Tuesday, September 27th

Informal questions/answer session with someone in academia.

Town Engineering Building, Room 270, 6:00pm


Ben Bunge from Weitz – Tuesday, October 11th

Hilton Hotel Construction – Innovative ways to cut time and money off of the schedule

Town Engineering Building, Room 270, 6:00pm


Fall Road Clean Up – Saturday, October 15th

Come help us take care of our adopted road!


Social at Olde Main – Wednesday, October 26th

$2 beers and 1/2 appetizers!

Meet there at 7:00pm


Willy Sorenson from IowaDOT – Tuesday, November 8th

Wrong way driving, a research project investigating US-30

Town Engineering Building, Room 270, 6:00pm


Ready, Set, Build! – Friday, November 11th and Saturday, November 12th

Teach children and adults about roundabouts at the Des Moines Science Museum.

See schedule for volunteer shift and coordinated rides.


Robert Kline and Tawn Nugent from GBA – Tuesday November 29th

Designer diamonds: innovative interchange designs from GBA.

Town Engineering Building, Room 270, 6:00pm



Spring Semester Kick-off Meeting – Tuesday, January 17th 

Information about the spring semester with icebreakers

Town Engineering Building, Room 250, 6:00pm


Duane Smith retired from Iowa State University – Tuesday, January 31st

Learn from a seasoned veteran who has worked in academic, consulting and government.

Town Engineering Building, Room 250, 6:00pm


Dr. Johanna Amaya from Iowa State University – Tuesday, February 14th

Switching operations from day to night for urban freight has huge impacts. Come learn about interesting research in the transportation logistics field.

Town Engineering Building, Room 250, 6:00pm


West Des Moines Traffic Operations Lab Tour – Thursday, February 16th

Tour the exciting place where 116 traffic signals are monitored and controlled. Using fiber optic cables, this center can operate full tilt/pan/zoom cameras on over half of their signals.

Meet at Town Engineering Building Lobby @ 4:20pm


Tyler Wiles and Andy Swisher from HRGreen – Wednesday March 1st

Listen to the exciting from our friends at HRGreen. Joint meeting with ASCE.

Town Engineering Building, Room 270, 6:00pm
Twin Cities Tour  – March 14th – March 15th

In collaboration with the ISU Supply Chain Management Club and sponsored by the Transportation Club of Minnesota/St. Paul, TSA traveled to the Twin Cities in Minnesota for a networking trip. The trip’s itinerary covered transportation from a traffic engineering standpoint, as well as a supply chain management view. The trip began with the Transportation Club’s annual expo, and continued with company visits.

Transportation Club, Metropolitan Council, Spack Consulting, Burns and McDonnell, and SRF


TSA Students with ICITE – Tuesday, March 28th

TSA students will have a chance to share their research with our central Iowa professional ITE chapter. Following these presentations is a social at Welch Ave with pizza from Pizza Pit upstairs.

Presentations include:

Georges Bou-Saab on “Fueling Our Future Phase 1: Evaluating Consumer Acceptance of Biofuels in Iowa”

Folarin Abatan on “Crash Analysis Around Interchange Functional Areas”

Pranamesh Chakraborty on “Outlier Mining Based Traffic Incident Detection using Big Data Analytics”

Town Engineering Building, Room 250, 6:00pm


Election and Traffic Trivia – Tuesday, April 11th 

Elect the new eboard and vote on Constitution changes. Have fun with an informal game of traffic trivia and food.

Town Engineering Building, Room 250, 6:00pm


Adam Denney and David Andersen from Felsburg Holt & Ullevig – Tuesday April 18th

Student learned about the Hoeven Valley Transportation Plan.

Town Engineering Building, Room 250, 6:00pm


MOVITE Annual Meeting – Wednesday, April 19th – Friday, April 21st

Marriott Downtown in Des Moines, IA


Spring Road Clean-Up – Saturday, April 29nd

Help us keep our road looking nice!