This report describes the transportation workshops conducted during June of 1993, under the Summer Experiential Learning Program for Diverse Student Populations. The goal of this project was to provide an opportunity to interest minority students in the region in pursuing a college education in the field of transportation. The workshops were designed to illustrate the diverse and challenging nature of transportation and value of transportation to diverse populations. The workshops were also designed to provide a positive learning experience and to increase the confidence of the students that they could successfully pursue a degree and career in this field. The workshops were conducted at both Fort Lewis College and Colorado State University. The Fort Lewis College workshops included discussions of the use of science and math in the design and operation of safety features of highways, the use of spreadsheet models to solve typical highway geometric design problems, and a student conceptual design activity to organize a transportation system for a future tourist center. A field trip was provided to the local district office of the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT). Workshops at Colorado State University included discussions on bridge design principles, a bridge building contest for the students, discussions by a local transportation consultant, and a tour of the Structures Testing Laboratory at the Engineering Research Center at Colorado State University. A field trip was provided to the Headquarters of the CDOT in Denver.


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  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Appendices; Figures; Photos; References;
  • Pagination: 58 p.

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  • Accession Number: 00669025
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: MPC Rept No. 94-30
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 22 1994 12:00AM