February 9, 2010
Andy Kaplan graduated from Stevens in 2009 with a Bachelors of Engineering in Civil Engineering, and a Master's of Science in Construction Management.
He is a highly involved member of the Stevens community who, as a student, served two years as chairman of the Honor Board, two terms as the Senate Chairman Pro-Tempore and founded numerous student organizations including the Student-Faculty Alliance and the Jacobus Advisory Board.
Today, he serves as the vice president of the class of 2009, and a representative to the Board of Trustees.
Mr. Kaplan has accomplished an impressive amount throughout his time at Stevens, and attributes much of his professional success to his work with the Stevens Cooperative Education (Co-op) program. According to Andy who had always been interested in traffic engineering, the quality of Stevens Co-op program was a “critical factor when choosing which school to attend.” He goes on to state that the “opportunity to work in the field helped re-affirm my interests.”
The Co-op provided Andy the chance to practically apply his academic training, and bring his expertise back to academia which culminated in his Senior Design Project involving a traffic safety and congestion study of South West Hoboken, NJ - presented to the city. He currently works as a Traffic Engineer with the Transportation Safety Resource Center at Rutgers University. Andy works closely with the New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) to revise and enhance signalized intersections, pavement markings and signage throughout the state to improve the safety mobility of the traveling public.
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