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...]

Transportation Engineer Spotlight: Samaneh Khazraeian

It is very evident from her academic achievements that Samaneh Khazraeian loves transportation. Sameneh is a Ph.D. candidate at the Florida International University (FIU) pursuing Transportation Engineering with a focus on Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS). She completed her master degree in … [Read more...]

Professional Spotlight: Jaclyn Raciti–Making a Difference in Rail Systems

Jaclyn Raciti was often told she would be a successful engineer because she was an exceptional math and science student in school. But it was during her undergraduate years at Drexel University that she found her passion for civil engineering. She wasn’t always sure which area of civil engineering … [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...]

Yinan Zheng: On the Road to an Exciting Career in Transportation

Yinan Zheng is a Ph.D. student in her last year in University of Florida’s transportation program. She was always interested in engineering, since both her parents were also engineers. She completed her undergraduate degree in civil engineering in China, but wasn’t sure what her focus would be. … [Read more...]

One Woman’s Journey Into Transportation

Transportation engineering gripped Margaret-Avis Akofio-Sowah’s interest as a small child in Ghana. Like many cities in developing countries, her hometown Accra in Ghana is characterized by heavy traffic congestion, poor road and infrastructure conditions, and disorderly driver behavior. She … [Read more...]

Transportation Design Talk Sparks Interest at Columbus School

Recently, Kristine Connolly, Tracey Nixon, and Elizabeth Royster from the WTS Columbus Chapter Transportation YOU Committee hosted a transportation design talk for the Columbus School for Girls Upper School Design Class. The presentation was a perfect fit for this audience, as the school’s motto is … [Read more...]

Mentorship Team Spotlight: Heidi and Casey, Atlanta

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...]

Student Spotlight: Cheyanne Harris

Cheyanne Harris, a freshman at University of the Pacific, attended the 2013 Transportation YOU DC Youth Summit with her mentor, Heather Yee, whom she met through the WTS Sacramento Chapter's Transportation YOU program. We sat down with Cheyanne to find out how she got started with Transportation … [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...]