Students from the University of Wisconsin-Superior’s Transportation and Logistics Management program won the Intermodal Association of North America’s sixth Intermodal EXPO Academic Challenge in Houston.

“The IANA EXPO offers a wonderful learning experience for students to meet role models, see new innovations and participate in educational sessions led by industry experts,” said Dr. Richard Stewart, UW-Superior professor of Transportation and Logistics Management. “The IANA Collegiate Case Competition provides the students with a realistic case study that requires them to research, present their management proposal before a large audience and respond to probing questions from the judging panel of highly qualified IANA professionals.”

The three-student team included Gavin S. Johnson, Jake Irlbeck and Hayden Norris. Kelsey Nelson served as an alternate.

“It was a tough case,” said Norris. “It tied in with elements that we learned in many of our classes at UW-Superior, and it was related to issues currently being faced in the industry.”

The UW-Superior students competed against five other schools from across the nation which included University of North Florida, Georgia Southern University, University of Maryland, University of North Texas and Texas Southern University.