Utah Youth Summit Motivates Girls to Explore Transportation Careers

Utah 2015 pic 1 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 Transportation (UDOT) Region Three Director Teri Newell gave an inspiring opening presentation to the 47 young women attending the Summit. Then, volunteers from Cardno, an infrastructure and environmental services company, showed the girls how to locate and un-bury subsurface utilities as shown in picture below right. The Salt Lake City (SLC) Bike Collective taught the girls about bike maintenance and repair. Finally, WTS and UDOT volunteers conducted sessions on bridges and bridge inspection.Utah 2015 pic 2

Financial support was provided by Salt Lake County and the Point B student transportation group at the University of Utah.

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