Cheryl Bornheimer is a master's student with a transportation emphasis at the University of Kansas. Bornheimer is working on calibration of the Interactive Highway Safety Design Model for the State of Kansas as part of her graduate research assistantship. For this project, she has performed speed studies and sorted and analyzed data. As an undergraduate research assistant, she worked on a project that addressed mitigation of wind-induced truck crashes.
Currently, Bornheimer serves as the president of KU's student chapter of the Institute of Transportation Engineers and was treasurer for the group in the past. Under her leadership, the ITE Student Chapter is thriving and was selected as the outstanding student chapter in the Missouri Valley Section of ITE. Bornheimer has also worked as a teaching assistant at KU and as a logistics intern at Black and Veatch, a leading global engineering and consulting firm.