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...]

Mentorship Team Spotlight: Heidi and Casey, Atlanta

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...]

Behind the Scenes at San Antonio International Airport

The newly formed WTS Transportation YOU Club of the Young Women’s Leadership Academy, a high school in San Antonio, Texas, attended their first technical tour at the San Antonio International Airport. Junior and senior girls in the Transportation YOU program had the opportunity to learn about … [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...]

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...]

Chicago’s Transportation YOU Takes Off at O’Hare

Forty students from Michele Clark Magnet High School in Chicago headed out in October to tour O’Hare International Airport as part of  WTS Greater Chicago Chapter's Transportation YOU Program. Before the tour, WTS volunteers—experts in the field—met with the students to educate them on the airport … [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...]

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...]

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