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Resources for Girls

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A collection of resources to teach girls about transportation-related fields and professions.

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A dynamic online magazine for teens ages 13–19 on careers in transportation. The magazine covers transportation from all angles, from the infrastructure to the vehicles to the people behind the wheel—whether that “wheel” is on a car, truck, train, plane, or ship, and other users. You can introduce this website to your student(s) as well as use any of the ideas, stories and resources listed on this site.
 
Gridlock Buster is an online traffic control game based on tools and ideas that actual traffic control engineers use in their everyday work.
 
Seeks to inspire young people to be science and technology leaders, by engaging them in exciting mentor-based programs that build science, engineering and technology skills, that inspire innovation, and that foster well-rounded life capabilities including self-confidence, communication, and leadership.
 
Sid the Science Kid is a television series and interactive website for children 3-6 and the adults who care for them.  If you choose to work with pre-school children, you can find a few transportation-related activities on this web site.  Look under “for parents and teachers”, click on “activities”.
 
A NASA project that provides students with simulations teaching algebraic skills and simulation flying.
 
This cool site from the Bureau of Labor Statistics connects skills and interests to career options for grades 4-8.
 
Video produced by the ITS Institute offers a snapshot of the rewarding career opportunities in the field of transportation technology, or intelligent transportation systems (ITS).
 
This 10-minute video provides a brief introduction to jobs in public transportation. Careers in Transit was produced by the National Center for Transit Research at the Center for Urban Transportation Research at the University of South Florida, in conjunction with the Hillsborough Area Regional Transit Authority in Tampa, Florida.
 
A program in which pilot and AVSED ambassador Jamail Larkins travels throughout the country speaking on the importance of education and exposing students to career opportunities in the aviation industry.
 
Transit safety tips for children and teens by Sound Transit in Seattle, WA.
 
An annual competition that provides high school students, grades 9-12, the opportunity to work on real world engineering challenges in a team environment. Each year, student teams will be asked to address a challenge that confronts our nation's leading industries.
 
A hands-on, interactive, mentoring program that offers young girls ages 13-18 an introduction to a wide variety of transportation careers.
 
A national, project-based learning experience where students in 6th, 7th, and 8th grade imagine, design, and build cities of the future. Students work as a team with an educator and engineer mentor to plan cities using SimCity™ 4 Deluxe software; research and write solutions to an engineering problem; build tabletop scale models with recycled materials; and present their ideas before judges at Regional Competitions in January. Regional winners represent their region at the National Finals in Washington, DC in February.
 
An online game designed to help teens and young adults understand the importance of concentrating on driving.
 
A new air traffic control game for iOS and Android mobile devices. Have you ever wondered what it’s like to be an Air Traffic Controller?
 
Imagine it’s a stormy Friday in Northern California as the evening rush of air traffic fast approaches the San Francisco Bay Area from the East. All flights going to San Francisco airport pass through “Sector 33” – your sector of airspace. As the lead air traffic controller, your job is to guide the planes safely through Sector 33 as quickly as possible. To do this, you must choose the most efficient route and make strategic speed changes. Can you handle Sector 33?
 
 
 
 
 
Updated: Tuesday, May 21, 2013