Jun 16, 2020
TRB’s Centennial Video Wins 3 Telly Awards
BY National Academy of Sciences
The Transportation Research Board (TRB), part of the National Academy of Sciences, will celebrate 100 years of operation on November 11, 2020. TRB has been doing a number of things to celebrate, including collecting stories from people throughout the transportation industry with their “Tell Us ‘Our’ Story” campaign.
On June 15, the National Academy of Sciences announced that a video created as part of TRB’s centennial celebration had won three Telly Awards. Watch the award-winning video and learn more below.
A video created as part of the Transportation Research Board’s centennial celebration has been named the winner of three 2020 Telly Awards, which annually showcase the best work created within television and across all types of video production.
The video, titled Your Future in Transportation, highlights the excitement, challenges, and fulfillment that those who select transportation as their career can expect to enjoy.
“This is an exciting time of transformation in the transportation industry, and this award-winning video puts a spotlight on how young people have the opportunity to make a difference in the world by choosing transportation as a career path,” said Sandra Larson, transportation innovation strategies leader, Stanley Consultants Inc.; and chair, Centennial Task Force.
The video was produced as a partnership between the Texas A&M Transportation Institute (TTI) and the Transportation Research Board (TRB), a division of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.
“TTI and its transportation research experts have been active TRB volunteers for six decades, and we are pleased to have had the opportunity for our video production team to work with our partners at TRB on this award-winning production about the future of transportation and transportation careers,” said Greg Winfree, TTI agency director.
“I recommend that anyone who cares about the future of transportation, and the important role it can play in providing an equitable quality of life for all our citizens, view this video and then pass it along to their local school system with the request that it become part of their community’s STEM curriculum.” added Neil Pedersen, executive director, TRB.
“In addition to research and technology transfer, training the future generation of transportation professionals is a primary focus of TTI’s mission,” said Katie Turnbull, TTI executive associate director and a past chair of the TRB Executive Committee. “It is rewarding to know that the video will be used to encourage young people to pursue a career in the transportation field.”
For more information on the Tellys and how the video was produced, as a partnership with the Texas A&M Transportation Institute, read the full press release from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.