6th Annual Transportation Showcase, 2016

The MIT Transportation Club is proud to host the 6th annual MIT Transportation Showcase to be held on Wednesday, February 17, 2016 from 6:00-9:00pm at the MIT Museum.


  • 6:00 to 7:00 pm — Keynote Speech: Nicole Freedman
  • 7:00 to 9:00 pm — Transportation Career Fair & Research Poster Session

The Showcase is the MIT Transportation Club's flagship event, and is widely attended by the students, alumni, faculty, and professionals that make up the MIT transportation community. The event showcases the transportation research carried out at MIT, strengthening the connections among the MIT transportation community, particularly between industry and academia. The Showcase is also an excellent venue for students and faculty to get advice, feedback and ideas for future research, as well as to connect with possible research collaborators.

Urban Livability Keynote Speech: Nicole Freedman

Nicole Freedman recently started working as Chief of Active Transportation for the City of Seattle, where she is overseeing the expansion of bike share, the creation of Summer Parkways programs, a new TDM 2.0 program, and more. Previously, she worked as Director of Bicycle Programs for the City of Boston, part of Mayor Menino's vision for healthy, sustainable communities. During her tenure, she helped transform Boston from the worst cycling city in the country to a recognized leader.

Nicole has a degree in Urban Planning from Stanford University. She competed professionaly in bike racing from 1994-2005, winning two national championships and competing for the United States in the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney.

CAREERS — Connecting students and employers
RESEARCH — Enabling collaboration
NETWORKING — Forging new connections

Students - How can you get involved?

  1. Spread the word! Share the date and details of the event with your network within industry, MIT, and other affiliated research institutions. If you have contacts at a company or organization that may want to attend, share their information with the event coordinators at transportation.showcase@mit.edu.

  2. Become a volunteer! Help shape the Showcase and attract participants from your areas of the transportation community.

  3. Share your resume with employers! Simply email transportation.showcase@mit.edu with your resume (maximum 2 pages) attached as a Word or PDF document. The deadline is Sunday, January 17, 2016.

  4. Present your research! Fill out this form with your name, information, and a tentative title. We will get back to you with more information.

  5. Attend the event! You will have the opportunity to connect with companies and learn about transportation-related research done at MIT! Drinks and dinner will be provided. This event is open to the greater MIT community.

Industry - How can you participate?


Any alumni, transportation professionals, or companies can come to present their work, discover cutting-edge research, and form lasting connections. Any company that is interested in setting up a promotional table for recruiting or sharing their work at the event must pay a basic registration fee of $150. This covers table space for promotional materials, nametags for company representatives, two printed copies of the resume book to be received on the day of the event, and food and drink for company representatives during the reception. *This participation fee is a single payment and does not scale with the number of representatives attending.


Being a sponsor of the Transportation Showcase is a great way to get the most out of the event by engaging directly with future research collaborators and connecting with the rising talent in the MIT transportation community. If your company or organization would like to become more involved and help ensure the long-term success of this annual event, consider one of our three levels of sponsorship. *Any sponsorship automatically covers the participation fee.

Silver Sponsor — $600
As a silver sponsor, the company will have its logo printed on all promotional materials for the event, a larger and more prominently placed table for recruiting, and day-of access to the electronic version of the resume book.

Gold Sponsor — $1200
As a gold sponsor, the company will have a large logo printed on all promotional materials for the event, will have their choice of a large, prominent table and banner space for recruiting, and will have early access to the electronic version of the resume book (for pre-event scouting).

Platinum Sponsor — $2200
As a platinum sponsor, the company will enjoy all the privileges of a gold sponsor. In addition, the platinum sponsor will have access to guest parking permits, and a full-page advertisement in the event program and on the event website. The Transportation Club will also work with the platinum sponsor to set up a private lunchtime recruiting event on campus before or after the Showcase.

*If your company or organization is interested in participating in the 2016 MIT Transportation Showcase, fill out this form.

For questions and event-day logistics, please contact the Showcase organizers at transportation.showcase@mit.edu.



Other Attending Companies/Organizations:

Digital iBiz, Ford Motor Company, Foursquare Integrated Transportation Planning, IBI Group, MBTA, Massport, P3 Group, RSG, Uber, WSP Global | Parsons Brinckerhoff, Zipcar


While the 6th annual MIT Transportation Showcase is primarily organized by the MIT Transportation Club, the event would not be possible without the funding and support provided by Transportation@MIT, the New England University Transportation Center, and the MIT Center for Transportation and Logistics. The Career Fair is registered and held in collaboration with the MIT Global Education & Career Development Office. We would also like to thank the MIT Museum and the Office of the Dean for Graduate Education who give us access to a wonderful venue.

→ Information on previous editions of the Showcase: 2015 2014, 2013, 2012, Inaugural (Feb 2012)