Our K-12 programs, events, and web-based tools are designed to interest students in exploring math, engineering, science, and technology related to transportation.
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.
This free camp is designed for high school students interested in vehicles and the latest technology. During the one-week summer day camp, students learn about connected and automated vehicle technology and explore career opportunities in a cutting-edge industry that will help shape the future of transportation.
Games and Resources
Gridlock Buster is an online traffic control game based on tools and ideas that actual traffic control engineers use in their everyday work. Players must work through a series of levels by controlling the traffic and ensuring that delays don't get out of hand—such as lines of backed-up traffic and frustrated drivers.
Our K-12 lesson plans seek to provide educators with tools and interactive activities that enrich students’ learning of transportation-related topics. Materials include videos and activities on bridge building, transportation safety, traffic control, and more.
The Minnesota Local Road Research Board has sponsored a website for kids to describe nine different disciplines within civil engineering. The site also features a brief animated video titled Careers in Civil Engineering.
In 2020, the Transportation Research Board produced a video, Your future in transportation, to "help excite and attract people to the industry."