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...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

“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...]

Paving Roads with Asphalt Cookies

At the annual STEM Expo in Columbus, Ohio, over 140 students in grades K – 8 gathered to explore hands-on activities and exhibits in the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math fields sponsored by local firms, professional societies, and educational departments. Among the various organization … [Read more...]

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