K-12 Workforce Development Activities, Florida International University

The project will accomplish the following goals. Goal 1: Improve interest and comfort level of K-12 students and families with STEM (Science Technology Engineering Math subjects as applied to Transportation Engineering. Goal 2: Develop a STEM education and training dissemination program in Transportation Engineering. The faculty and students at Florida International University (FIU) will develop a regional consortium-based model with K-12 pipeline, professional societies, industry, families that will capitalize on expertise and leverages existing partnerships and resources to systematically enhance the quality and excellence in STEM education. Planned activities include: (1) LEGO® Robot Vehicle Lesson Plans: A student instructor will be hired to assist with the program. The activities will be conducted as an after school program. Two computers will be purchased for training and demonstration purposes. Activities will be coordinated with FIU's computer labs. The program will be conducted for groups of no more than 20 students. It is anticipated that there will be two session offered during the year. (2) Transportation Career Day: This activity will be coordinated by the ITS Student Chapter. The trips will be organized by faculty advisor and students to middle and high schools. (3) Family Engineering Events: This activity will be coordinated with the Annual Engineering Gala which takes place during Engineers week at FIU. In addition, Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) students will coordinate activities with elementary schools to conduct additional interactive demonstrations.


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  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $10001.00
  • Contract Numbers:


  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Department of Transportation

    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology
    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    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:

    Kline, Robin

  • Performing Organizations:

    Florida International University, Miami

    University Park, Room P.C. 539
    Miami, FL  United States  33199-0000
  • Principal Investigators:

    Tansel, Berrin

  • Start Date: 20140101
  • Expected Completion Date: 20160831
  • Actual Completion Date: 20160805
  • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers Program
  • Source Data: RiP Project 36854

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01553051
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Southeastern Transportation Research, Innovation, Development and Education Center (STRIDE)
  • Contract Numbers: 98215
  • Files: UTC, RiP
  • Created Date: Feb 11 2015 1:00AM