Civil and Environmental Engineering graduate student Alex Bigazzi (advisor Dr. Miguel Figliozzi) has won the prestigious 2011 Milton Pikarsky Memorial Award in the Science & Technology-MS category. These national awards are given annually by the Council of University Transportation Centers (CUTC) to two graduate students in Transportation for the best PhD Dissertation and MS Thesis in Science and Technology. Alex’s thesis was titled, "Traffic Congestion Mitigation as an Emissions Reduction Strategy." His research analyzed the potential for long-term pollution emissions reductions through congestion mitigation, illuminating both the many drawbacks of this approach and the areas of greatest potential. Alex was presented the award in Washington, DC, at the CUTC Awards Banquet on January 21, 2012, immediately preceding the 91st Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board.