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The Transportation Engineering Education and Outreach Program was organized to develop and disseminate educational and outreach materials that would encourage students in colleges, universities, and technical schools to select transportation as a career path and to attract more students into transportation graduate programs. The research capitalized on the transportation expertise of the Texas Transportation Institute as well as on its relationship with other regional universities. Materials developed under this program included speaker notes, visual aids, reference materials, interactive demonstrations, and computer exercises that utilize transportation-related Internet sites; the purpose was to expose university and technical school students to the transportation profession and the role it plays in urban, suburban, and rural mobility. The materials also provide insight into the broad range of employment opportunities available within the profession and the manner in which technology is applied to transportation. The document includes an introduction, which provides background materials; a section covering development of two modules--one on the transportation profession and another on intelligent transportation systems; a discussion of the outreach and technology transfer activities; a section on program assessment; and recommendations. A copy of the transportation profession module is appended, as well as project feedback forms. (CH)

Descriptors: Career Awareness, Career Choice, Careers, College Students, Colleges, Graduate Study, Higher Education, Occupations, Outreach Programs, Partnerships in Education, Professional Development, Program Content, Program Development, Program Effectiveness, Program Implementation, School Business Relationship, Technology Education, Transportation, Universities, Vocational Schools

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Author: Kuhn, Beverly T.


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