Utah’s First Transportation YOU Youth Summit

The WTS Northern Utah launched its Transportation YOU initiative with a day-long transportation summit on May 22, 2013. The day began with the arrival of 42 6th - 8th graders from two participating schools: a charter school focused on science education and a public school. Upon arrival the girls … [Read more...]

4 Common Myths About STEM Education

A recent article on Smart Planet, "Making the Case for STEM Skills--for Everyone," argued that everyone--not just scientists and engineers--should have some basic knowledge of STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math).  As the need for STEM experts continues to rise, even in the face of … [Read more...]

Bay Area Girls Go Behind the Building of Bay Bridge

One of the best things about Transportation YOU programs is that because each chapter is located in different parts of the country, no two programs are the same. In the spring, WTS San Francisco Bay took its Transportation YOU members out for a Bay Bridge site visit. There were 28 girls (from three … [Read more...]

Colorado Girls Retain I-225 for Light Rail Tracks

The Girl Scouts of Colorado have developed a STEM program in which high school girls apply to participate in a  workshop series on different fields of engineering.  WTS Colorado’s Transportation YOU effort supported their first session by putting together an interactive program on transportation … [Read more...]

Girls Should Consider Engineering

When young women begin to think about possible careers for their future, engineering and transportation professions should be on their lists of options. Recently, a group of engineers with the North Carolina state department of transportation created a series of workshops to bring this very message … [Read more...]

Behind the Scenes of Newark Airport

20 Jersey Girls had a great opportunity to participate in the Greater NY Chapter of WTS two-day Transportation YOU program titled Aviation Futures: Girls' Careers Take Off! Thanks to Port Authority of NY and NJ, Continental Airlines, and sponsors like Parsons Brinckerhoff and Haas Media, the … [Read more...]