K-12 Workforce Development Outreach at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (YR3)

To strengthen and expand University of Alabama's (UAB’s) efforts to promote transportation engineering and STEM careers through K-12 educational programs the research team is proposing the following activities: (1) Auto-STRIDE curriculum development and implementation – A yearlong STEM activity for 20 students in the 7th through 10th grade, which will emphasize engineering in autonomous transportation systems (i.e. autonomous vehicles). (2) Girls in Science and Engineering Day - This event will target local middle school aged girls (6th to 8th grade) from the Birmingham area and will invite them to the UAB campus on a Saturday (8:30 am to 3:30 pm). The students will rotate through different fun science and engineering workshops led by UAB professors, scientists, or graduate students. The workshops would be scientifically-based, yet fun, engaging, and active for the girls. (3) UAB Kids in Engineering Day - The event targets 4th and 6th graders from schools across North-Central Alabama and will feature fun and educational activities involving different types of engineering and STEM activities.


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  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $29233
  • Contract Numbers:


  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

    University Transportation Centers Program
    Department of Transportation
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Managing Organizations:

    Southeastern Transportation Research, Innovation, Development and Education Center (STRIDE)

    University of Florida
    365 Weil Hall
    Gainesville, FL  United States  32611
  • Project Managers:

    Tucker-Thomas, Dawn

  • Performing Organizations:

    University of Alabama, Birmingham

    1170 Administration Building
    701 20th Street South
    Birmingham, AL  United States  35294
  • Principal Investigators:

    Kirby , Jason

  • Start Date: 20190701
  • Expected Completion Date: 20200930
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers Program

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01733210
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Southeastern Transportation Research, Innovation, Development and Education Center (STRIDE)
  • Contract Numbers: 69A3551747104
  • Files: UTC, RIP
  • Created Date: Mar 9 2020 4:05PM