K-12 Workforce Development & Technical Transfer Activities, NCSU (YR1)

The mission of the U.S. DOT University Transportation Centers (UTC) Program is to advance the state-of-the-art in transportation research and technology, and to develop the next generation of transportation professionals. STRIDE, in its efforts to achieve this mission, seeks to fund projects that engage K-12 students—especially females and underserved/rural populations—to expand their knowledge of and encourage interest in transportation careers. The first two tasks of this multi-year project involved outreach to various stakeholders—state DOT administrators, transportation experts, and public educators—to develop four K-12 proposals for STRIDE funding. The proposals focus on conducting a variety of activities to improve connections for middle and high school age students between their science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) topics in the classroom and the application of these topics in the transportation industry. Outreach through in-person meetings, conference calls and email discussions was completed to facilitate the proposal development. The draft proposals were reviewed by their respective stakeholders, finalized and submitted to STRIDE for funding consideration.


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  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $26085
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  • 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:

    North Carolina State University, Raleigh

    Department of Civil Engineering, Campus Box 7908
    Raleigh, NC  United States  27695-7908
  • Principal Investigators:

    Martin, James

    Murray, Eugene

  • Start Date: 20170801
  • Expected Completion Date: 20180731
  • Actual Completion Date: 20190731
  • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers Program

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01742736
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Southeastern Transportation Research, Innovation, Development and Education Center (STRIDE)
  • Contract Numbers: 69A3551747104
  • Files: UTC, RIP
  • Created Date: Jun 19 2020 12:29PM