Mission Intermodal Excellence

The main objective of this project is to continue educating K-12 students about intermodal transportation. In 2012, the National Center for Intermodal Transportation for Economic Competitiveness (NCITEC) funded a K-12 project which aimed to develop tools, such as, lesson plans and hands-on activities that would introduce K-12 students to intermodal transportation. The authors delivered the first summer training program for K-12 teachers during June and August, 2013. The second year had similar planned outcomes including additional lesson plans which will be developed by the principal investigators (PIs) and the teachers. Learning activities were developed and refined through the course of the spring of 2014. A new cadre of teachers were recruited during this time as well and the summer 2014 session was planned and implemented. This second cadre then implemented the curricula in their classrooms. The outcomes of this program include additional learning materials that will be continually available via the program website. These will continue to impact student learning in grades K-12 nationwide. The teachers trained in the program will continue to implement the curricula in their classroom extending the effect impact from year to year.

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  • Supplemental Notes:
    • This document was sponsored by the U.S. Department of Transportation, University Transportation Centers Program.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Mississippi State University, Mississippi State

    Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering
    McCain Engineering Building, P.O. Box 9542
    Mississippi State, MS  United States  39762

    National Center for Intermodal Transportation for Economic Competitiveness

    Mississippi State University
    479-2 Hardy Road 260 McCain Hall
    Mississippi State, MS  United States  39762

    Research and Innovative Technology Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Eksioglu, Sandra D
  • Publication Date: 2014-12


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Edition: Final Report
  • Features: Figures;
  • Pagination: 11p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01574093
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Contract Numbers: NCITEC Project: 2012-06; NCITEC Project: 2013-15
  • Created Date: Jul 31 2015 1:46PM