K-12 Educational Activities

Programs, events, and web-based tools to interest students in exploring math, engineering, science, and technology related to transportation.

National Summer Transportation Institute logo with words and yellow sun

National Summer Transportation Institute

This free two-week summer day camp at the University of Minnesota introduces students in grades 7–9 to the many aspects of the transportation field.


K-12 Lesson Plans

Three kids at White Earth summer camp building bridges with spaghetti and marshmallows
Spaghetti bridge building activity

Our K-12 lesson plans seek to provide educators with tools and interactive activities that enrich students’ learning of transportation-related topics.

Bridge Building


K-12 Games and Curricula

Play the Traffic Control Game Gridlock Buster

Career Videos

Become a Civil Engineer

The Minnesota Local Road Research Board has sponsored a website for kids to describe 9 different disciplines within civil engineering. The site also features a brief animated video titled Careers in Civil Engineering.

Your future in transportation

TRB Careers Video: Your Future in Transportation

In 2020, the Transportation Research Board produced a video, Your future in transportation,  to "help excite and attract people to the industry."