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...]

Atlanta Students Build Drones for a Better World

More than 200 middle- and high-school students and their teachers, mentors, and volunteers gathered at Grady High School in Atlanta, Georgia, to discuss how technology impacts today’s world and show off some nifty flight skills, too. Kids and adults alike rolled up their engineering sleeves to … [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...]

Central Virginia Girls Discover Transportation Careers

Last month, WTS Central Virginia Chapter's Transportation YOU program hosted 22 girls from 11 Richmond-area middle schools for their second annual “Girls in Transportation” event held at the MathScience Innovation Center. The event was a huge success and all the girls that participated left with a … [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...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

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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