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Intermodal studies puts young talent on career path

By Patrick Burnson, Executive Editor
November 25, 2013

A student team fielded by the University of North Texas (UNT)  won the Intermodal Association of North America’s (IANA) third annual Intermodal Challenge, earning national recognition for their university through IANA’s growing young professionals development program.

The first place award was presented to UNT’s Curtis Pogue, Sarah McLaughlin and Chris Turner at the Intermodal Expo in Houston, Texas. Undergraduate business schools from the Universities of North Texas, Maryland and North Florida (IANA Scholarship Award recipients) as well as Auburn University competed, presenting their research, insight and recommendations on a “hot” intermodal industry issue. A panel of experts judged the teams’ research papers and presentations and selected the winning school.

“IANA’s annual academic competition is an integral part of the Association’s Scholarship Program which continues to be an effective tool in attracting and educating the next generation of intermodal leaders,” said Joni Casey, President and CEO of IANA.

Since the inception of its Scholarship Program in 2007, IANA has awarded over $1,000,000 to more than 200 deserving students and a growing number of freight-centric university transportation programs. These grants enable schools like the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business to fund its Supply Chain Fellows program and the University of Denver’s Intermodal Transportation Institute to offer tuition assistance for its executive master’s degree in Intermodalism.

About the Author

Patrick Burnson
Executive Editor

Patrick Burnson is executive editor for Logistics Management and Supply Chain Management Review magazines and web sites. Patrick is a widely-published writer and editor who has spent most of his career covering international trade, global logistics, and supply chain management. He lives and works in San Francisco, providing readers with a Pacific Rim perspective on industry trends and forecasts. You can reach him directly at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

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