Three UC Berkeley Students Receive Eisenhower Fellowships

October 8, 2014

Three UC Berkeley graduate students, Jesus Barajas, Frank Proulx and Lisa Rayle, have won coveted 2014 Dwight David Eisenhower Graduate Fellowships for their research in transportation planning. 

The Eisenhower Fellowship is a competitive program administered by the Federal Highway Administration for the Department of Transportation. Winners receive a financial award and are invited to attend the annual Transportation Research Board meeting held in January.

Awardees (l to r) Proulx, Barajas, and Rayle

Barajas described his research as understanding what influences the way immigrants travel. He is studying how preferences and attitudes toward transit, bicycling, neighborhoods, and safety issues inform transportation choices of this population.

Proulx's research focuses on estimating bicycle flows to better understand bicycle safety in terms of volume and exposure on city streets.

Rayle's primary research interest is the role of flexible and informal mobility, such as carsharing and bikesharing, in cities. 

ITS congratulates all three on their accomplishments.