Have a Blast with Rocket Science

Curious about the powerful blasts that rockets create? Rockets get their forward push from a reaction engine so they thrust themselves forward by ejecting mass (that shoots backward) at high speed from their rear end. Investigate how the air pressure you create in a bottle rocket before launching … [Read more...]

Touring Seattle’s Floating Bridge

Students from Franklin High School and several WTS Northwest Region Conference attendees recently had the opportunity to tour the world’s longest floating bridge in Seattle, Washington. The unforgettable event, sponsored by the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) and HDR, provided … [Read more...]

A Transformational Experience at the DC Summit

By Carlee Guthaus Flying into the Ronald Reagan International Airport for the WTS Transportation YOU DC Summit was quite magical. It was 11pm and I was sleepy from traveling for nine hours that day, so it was imposing to see a majority of the National Mall from the air. Every minuscule detail … [Read more...]

Project Idea: Build Your Own Rube Goldberg Machine

WTS Philadelphia's Transportation YOU program's mentees had a blast with the Rube Goldberg challenge last month. This activity encouraged critical thinking and problem solving in a non-traditional learning environment. The goal of this challenge was to give a treat (marble) to their dog (stuffed … [Read more...]

Mentee Spotlight: Madelyn Marquardt

Transportation YOU participants are pretty spectacular. This month’s spotlight is on 17-year-old Madelyn Marquardt of the WTS Philadelphia Transportation YOU program. Madelyn has not only grown with the Transportation YOU program, but has consistently shown an interest in the science, technology, … [Read more...]

Atlanta Students Build Drones for a Better World

More than 200 middle- and high-school students and their teachers, mentors, and volunteers gathered at Grady High School in Atlanta, Georgia, to discuss how technology impacts today’s world and show off some nifty flight skills, too. Kids and adults alike rolled up their engineering sleeves to … [Read more...]

Baltimore Girls Discover Careers in Maritime Engineering

WTS Baltimore Chapter mentor Pam Destino recently spoke to girls at Patterson High School in Baltimore City about marine engineering. Pam is a Senior Project Engineer at WRA, an engineering company focused on delivering high quality, cost effective, innovative and sustainable infrastructure, and … [Read more...]

Mentorship Team Spotlight: Kristen and Daisy, WTS Colorado

Mentoring is at the heart of the Transportation YOU initiative. Mentorship exposes girls to opportunities in transportation fields early, inspires them to set high goals, and provides girls with the tools to succeed academically and, eventually, professionally. WTS International sat down with a … [Read more...]

Boston Girls Get Hands-On Surveying Experience

The high school girls in the Transportation YOU Program at Shawsheen Regional Technical High School in Boston, Massachusetts, participated in a surveying workshop put together by the WTS Boston Chapter, Nitsch Engineering, and STV Incorporated. The girls were given a brief introduction to surveying … [Read more...]

Project Idea: How Strong is Your Suspension Bridge?

A bridge in which the deck (the load-bearing portion) is hung below suspension cables on vertical suspenders is called a suspension bridge. With tall towers, long spans, and gracefully curving cables, they are beautiful examples of the work of civil engineers. Wonder how the cables and towers carry … [Read more...]

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