Florida International University hosted high school students interested in the field of transportation at the 2014 Summer Transportation Camp, a two-week program, from July 14 through 25. The camp was designed to introduce high school students to transportation engineering applications and transportation careers, in addition to helping students plan and prepare for college.
The camp also provided students with opportunities for classroom instruction, hands-on lab experiences, trips into the field, and group presentations and projects, giving them the chance to learn about the process of controlling traffic, reducing congestion, and improving safety.
Topics covered in the first week of the camp focused on introducing students to transportation engineering and traffic management, while allowing them to gain hands-on experience in both fields. Students also took part in driving simulations and collecting information on intersection traffic, with the week concluding with a field trip to the District 6 Traffic Management Center.
In the second week of camp, students learned about GIS and transportation planning, took part in the Traffic Bowl activity, made a field trip to the Palm Beach Transit Agency, and worked on their group projects. The Summer Transportation Camp concluded with students' presentations of their group projects, a program evaluation, and an awards presentation.