K-12 Educational Activities

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Our K-12 programs, events, and web-based tools are designed to interest students in exploring math, engineering, science, and technology related to transportation.

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.

Gridlock Buster Traffic Control Game

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.

K-12 Lesson Plans

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.

Career Videos

Become a Civil Engineer

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.

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."