WTS CO Chapter Scholarship
(Helene M. Overly Memorial Scholarship)
University of Wyoming
Zorica Cvijovic is a Ph.D. Candidate in the Department of Civil and Architectural Engineering at the University of Wyoming. She has ten years of experience in traffic engineering, transportation, and logistics.
Zorica Cvijovic is a Ph.D. Candidate in the Department of Civil and Architectural Engineering at the University of Wyoming. She has ten years of experience in traffic engineering, transportation, and logistics. Currently, Zorica is pursuing a doctoral degree in Transportation Engineering at the University of Wyoming, while she received a master’s degree in Traffic and Transportation Engineering from the University of Belgrade, Serbia, in September 2011. The base of her research is the implementation and evaluation of operation and safety performances of various applications in Connected Vehicles environment using microsimulation tools. She has a strong background in traffic operations, signals, and signage plans. She also has served as a Teaching Assistant for Transportation Engineering course, Dynamics, and entrance civil engineering course VISTA STUDIO III. The best part is the amazing professionals that I met through WTS Colorado. I feel very privileged to be part of the WTS Colorado and help them through volunteering activities. Transportation is critical for society and the economy. Working in transportation to find new solutions and improve the system gives me purpose, but also challenges that help me grow professionally and personally. It was Traffic Simulation. This course helped me learn to use various software that could mimic field traffic conditions and measure the effects of potential changes and ideas. My dream job is to work as an intelligent transportation system engineer. Since I am in the Ph.D. program, my biggest inspiration is my academic advisor, Dr. Milan Zlatkovic. He inspires students with his passion and commitment to education and the course material covering many field examples from transportation engineering. I definitely would not exclude any of the currently existing transportation modes. Still, I would love to see more active transportation in cities with a better public transportation network so that people feel that private cars are redundant. My favorite acetates are hiking and golfing. I also enjoy reading books, even though during the Ph.D. I cannot dedicate much time to it. It probably will be Greece; I love their history and fantastic beaches with different sand colors. I plan to work in the industry after graduation. Also, I do not plan to stop with education, transportation is constantly changing, and I want to be up to date with it.