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...]

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...]

Mentorship Team Spotlight: Haley and Liz

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...]

TU Explores and Educates at the Philadelphia Science Carnival

Each May for the last three years, WTS Philadelphia Transportation YOU participants have been attending the Philadelphia Science Carnival. This exciting event is filled with interactive booths as well as exhibits and some speaker series related to careers in the science field. The group of … [Read more...]

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