Closing the Gap: Developing a Transportation Curriculum for the Oregon Young Scholars Program

This project summary report describes the execution of the Oregon Transportation Research and Education Consortium (OTREC) Project #97 (Closing the Gap: Developing a Transportation Curriculum for the Oregon Young Scholars Program). With OTREC’s support, the University of Oregon’s summer enrichment program for youth was able in 2008 to focus on many facets of transportation, including workforce opportunities. Young Scholars are chosen from the 8th-grade classes of several schools in Portland and Eugene-Springfield that serve students who are most underserved in higher education. The Oregon Young Scholars Program (OYSP) focuses on providing this opportunity to students of color, students from homes with limited incomes, and students who are the first in their families to be college bound. The program began in 2005 with rising freshman. Because scholars return in subsequent summers, 2008 was the first year that students from all four grades (9th-12th) participated together, with more than 40 students in all.

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Edition: Project Summary Report
  • Features: Appendices; Tables;
  • Pagination: 16p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01643855
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: OTREC-ED-13-02
  • Files: UTC, TRIS, RITA, ATRI, USDOT
  • Created Date: Aug 15 2017 7:52AM