Transportation YOU is a hands-on, interactive, mentoring program that offers students an introduction to a wide variety of careers in transportation.
The Boston Chapter’s Transportation YOU Committee participates in, develops, and supports a year round program of STEM events for girls in grades K-12. The goal is to use the network of WTS-Boston members to aid in educating girls and young women about the collegiate and career opportunities available to them in STEM, particularly transportation fields.
Through the program, WTS chapters around the country work to make a difference in the lives of young girls by offering programs and activities that will spark their interest in all modes of transportation and encourage them to take courses in math, science, and technology, which are the stepping stones to exciting careers that can change the face of the transportation industry.
Our committee members regularly plan and attend various STEM activities in Massachusetts throughout the year and hold an annual one day event in the fall called the Transportation YOU Boston Summit.
In addition to the Transportation YOU Boston Summit, a list of annual events that Transportation YOU Boston typically attends is as follows:
- Boston Public School (BPS) STEM Fair/BPS STEAM-a-palooza
- Wakefield Public Schools STEAM Night
- Girl Scout STEM Festival
- Geek is Glam
- Cambridge Science Festival
Students test engineering concepts with a truss popsicle activity (Figure 1) at the BPS STEM Fair and a pipe cleaner activity during an after school WTS activity (Figure 2).
Students and TYOU members are creating wind powered cars at the Girl Scout STEM Festival (Figure 3) and the WPI Touch Tomorrow event (Figure 4)
Interested in volunteering?
If you are interested in volunteering or have any questions, contact Transportation YOU co-chairs Chelsea Sadler and Sarah Kim at [email protected]