CTS hosts visit from high school students with TransportationYOU

Last week, CTS hosted seven girls from Blaine High School on a U of M visit designed to spark their interest in transportation. The visit was organized by TransportationYOU, a mentoring program of the Women’s Transportation Seminar (WTS) that encourages girls ages 13-18 to pursue transportation careers.

During their visit, the students explored campus through a scavenger hunt, rode the Green Line, got behind the wheel of the HumanFIRST Laboratory’s driving simulator, saw a demonstration of the Nice Ride bike-sharing system, and toured the award-winning Civil Engineering building. All activities were led by transportation faculty, researchers, and practicing professionals.

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At the end of their visit, students shared lunch with a current undergraduate engineering student who talked with them about her experiences at the U of M. Volunteer mentors from WTS also participated in the entire day and shared their own college and work experiences.

The students agreed that they enjoyed seeing a college campus firsthand and through a transportation lens. We hope what they gained from this experience will continue to influence them during their time with TransportationYOU as they prepare for college and future careers.

Posted in Education, Workforce development

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