Advanced Transportation Institute 2005

The fourth Advanced Transportation Institute was conducted in 2005 (ATI-05) to encourage high school students to pursue careers in the field of transportation engineering. The University Transportation Center for Alabama partnered with the Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT) to teach a one-week institute at ALDOT's central office headquarters in Montgomery, Alabama. The headquarters location provided access to practicing transportation professionals who served as lecturers, and it provided a real-life transportation, working environment. ATI-05 included a new feature, a field trip to the ALDOT Fourth Division office in Alexander City to observe a different aspect of ALDOT operations. ATI was open to rising high school juniors and seniors, with preference given to minorities and females. Participants came from high schools in west central Alabama from which ALDOT typically recruits. Students were nominated to attend the Institute by their high school teachers and counselors, using criteria provided by ALDOT. Institute presentations, lab experiences, and field trips gave participants a general overview of ALDOT, an introduction to transportation engineering as a career, and hands-on examples and challenges. The comprehensive evaluation conduced at the end of the Institute indicated that the students enjoyed their experiences, and that they were influenced to consider transportation careers. ATI-05 was very successful. The 17 student participants indicated they enjoyed the experience, learned about transportation careers and ALDOT, and (as a group) were favorably influenced to consider transportation careers.

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Edition: Final Report
  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 26p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01006512
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: UTCA Report 05107
  • Contract Numbers: DTSR0023424
  • Files: NTL, TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 23 2005 2:43PM