Have a Blast with Rocket Science

Curious about the powerful blasts that rockets create? Rockets get their forward push from a reaction engine so they thrust themselves forward by ejecting mass (that shoots backward) at high speed from their rear end. Investigate how the air pressure you create in a bottle rocket before launching … [Read more...]

Touring Seattle’s Floating Bridge

Students from Franklin High School and several WTS Northwest Region Conference attendees recently had the opportunity to tour the world’s longest floating bridge in Seattle, Washington. The unforgettable event, sponsored by the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) and HDR, provided … [Read more...]

Transportation Engineer Spotlight: Samaneh Khazraeian

It is very evident from her academic achievements that Samaneh Khazraeian loves transportation. Sameneh is a Ph.D. candidate at the Florida International University (FIU) pursuing Transportation Engineering with a focus on Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS). She completed her master degree in … [Read more...]

A Transformational Experience at the DC Summit

By Carlee Guthaus Flying into the Ronald Reagan International Airport for the WTS Transportation YOU DC Summit was quite magical. It was 11pm and I was sleepy from traveling for nine hours that day, so it was imposing to see a majority of the National Mall from the air. Every minuscule detail … [Read more...]

Project Idea: Build Your Own Rube Goldberg Machine

WTS Philadelphia's Transportation YOU program's mentees had a blast with the Rube Goldberg challenge last month. This activity encouraged critical thinking and problem solving in a non-traditional learning environment. The goal of this challenge was to give a treat (marble) to their dog (stuffed … [Read more...]

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