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...]

Bridge Building Robots Programmed to be like Army Ants

Are today’s engineers and scientists really relying on Army ants for direction on how to program bridge-building robots of the future? It turns out Army ants are so good at balancing the cost-benefit trade-off of building living bridges that observing them can teach humans about collective … [Read more...]

Hands-on Activity: Spaghetti Bridge

Contributed by: K-12 Outreach Office, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Copyright © 2005 Brown River Middle School Who do you think creates the human-made structures in the U.S.? Who makes sure they are safe for us to use? It is civil engineers who design and create structures such as buildings, … [Read more...]

Philadelphia Girls Design a Bridge for Pedestrians

The girls of WTS Philadelphia’s Transportation YOU program participated in an event that centered around the Schuylkill River Trail with Schuylkill River Development Corporation (SRDC) . The workshop and tour kicked-off at Jacobs Engineering offices with an overview of the Schuylkill River Trail … [Read more...]

“Girls Engineering Day” Sparks Interest in Anaheim

The Orange County Chapter of WTS International, in partnership with Anaheim Unified High School District (AUHSD), hosted their first “Girls Engineering Day” in Anaheim, California. Seventy-five young women from eight AUHSD junior high and high schools were given the opportunity to learn about … [Read more...]

Utah Youth Summit Motivates Girls to Explore Transportation Careers

The Northern Utah Chapter of WTS International recently hosted its third Transportation YOU Youth Summit for 47 girls in grades 6 through 12 from the Academy of Math, Science, and Engineering, the Salt Lake Center for Science Education, and Northwest Middle School. Utah Department of … [Read more...]

Minnesota Transportation YOU Builds Marshmallow Bridges

WTS Minnesota’s Transportation YOU program partnered with Blaine High School’s Center for Engineering, Mathematics, and Science (CEMS) to create a mentorship program. Students and mentors meet monthly and follow a curriculum prepared by WTS members. Through the program, WTS mentors aim to spark an … [Read more...]