Multimodal Transportation Engineering Curriculum for Middle and High School Students

The United States’ aging transportation infrastructure and workforce has created a high demand for skilled, diverse and multi-disciplinary professionals that can develop new solutions to the nation’s transportation problems. Reaching out to middle and high school students about exciting career opportunities within the broad field of transportation is one branch of workforce development that can address these needs. Improving multimodal transportation transfers and demand-responsive needs can increase the appeal of mass transit and more efficiently move people. This project seeks to build awareness and interest in transportation career options by sharing with local youth the positive impacts of transportation in the mobility, safety and economic opportunity of everyone. Participation in hands-on, transportation-themed activities is one way to engage youth and encourage a future supply of transportation professionals. It is the intent of this study to conduct at least six outreach sessions and host a half-day workshop for local middle and high school students with hands-on, multimodal transportation themed activities. The larger goals these activities intend to address are engaging youth to provide a future supply of transportation professionals, and increasing awareness of the advantages of multimodal transportation, including transit, bicycle, ride-share, and personal vehicles.


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    • Status: Completed
    • Funding: $89394
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    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Center for Advanced Multimodal Mobility Solutions and Education

      University of North Carolina, Charlotte
      Charlotte, NC  United States  28223

      Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

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

      University of North Carolina, Charlotte

      Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
      9201 University City Boulevard
      Charlotte, NC  United States  28223-0001
    • Project Managers:

      Fan, Wei

    • Performing Organizations:

      Washington State University, Pullman

      301E Hubert Hall
      Pullman, WA    99164-6210
    • Principal Investigators:

      Akin, Michelle

    • Start Date: 20181001
    • Expected Completion Date: 20200930
    • Actual Completion Date: 20200930

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01699623
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Center for Advanced Multimodal Mobility Solutions and Education
    • Contract Numbers: 69A3551747133
    • Files: UTC, RIP
    • Created Date: Mar 24 2019 5:18PM