The 11th Annual Outstanding Student of the Year Awards ceremony took place on January 14, 2002, during the Transportation Research Board (TRB) 81st Annual Meeting in Washington, DC. For the past ten years, DOT has honored the most outstanding student from each participating University Transportation Center for her/his achievements and promise for future contributions to the transportation field. Students of the Year are selected based on their accomplishments in such areas as technical merit and research, academic performance, professionalism, and leadership. Each student received a certificate presented by RSPA Administrator Ellen Engleman, FHWA Administrator Mary Peters, and FTA Administrator Jenna Dorn, and $1,000 from his/her UTC. Traditionally, all awardees have been affiliated with the UTC program administered by RSPA, with funding from the FHWA and FTA. This year, in the spirit of "ONE DOT", the Department for the fourth time also honored an awardee from the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) Centers of Excellence Program.