Transforming Seattle’s Waterfront

  In March of 2014, WTS Puget Sound Chapter's Transportation YOU participants had the unique opportunity to meet with six women leaders who are transforming Seattle’s waterfront. The chapter created a video of their experiences to share the amazing day they had with their mentors. The video … [Read more...]

Mentor Spotlight: Caronell Diew

Caronell LeMalle Diew is a fierce champion for mentoring girls in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) as well as professional development. Diew, who also goes by Nell, is very visible in the industry as a strong advocate in support of developing youth to become future 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...]

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...]

Hands-On Event: What is Hydraulics?

The NC Triangle chapter of WTS International recently held a Transportation YOU event called What is Hydraulics? with 10 girls attend and 15 mentors in attendance. The evening started with an ice-breaker game of “People Bingo.” Everyone in the room was handed a bingo card with personal … [Read more...]

Infographic: 10 Startling STEM Stats

An article recently published by pointed to some startling facts about the current state of minorities, including women, in STEM, the studies of science, technology, engineering and math.  According to the piece, "despite major changes in American demographics over the past … [Read more...]

Abraham Lincoln’s STEM-Making Law

The Journal Advocate recently published an article recognizing an important point in history that made STEM education possible today: on July 2, 1862, President Abraham Lincoln signed the Morrill Act into law, providing that land would be granted to state and territorial governments to provide … [Read more...]

Infographic: What Girls Say about Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math

The Girl Scouts Research Institute recently published a study titled Generation STEM: What Girls Say About Science, Technology, Engineering and Math.  According to The Girl Scouts of America, the intention of this research project was to add to the body of knowledge on girls and young women and STEM … [Read more...]

Denver’s 9News & Amelia Earhart Feature Transportation YOU

On the eve of the 2012 WTS Annual Conference, Conference co-chair Carrie Wallace of the WTS Colorado chapter, and Melissa Kallander, Colorado Transportation YOU participant, were interviewed by Amelia Earhart, 9News Traffic Reporter and the Emcee to host the WTS International Awards Banquet at the … [Read more...]