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Small Event Winner

The National Capital Section/Carleton University Chapter within the Canadian
District was the winner of the Small Event Category for its project, "Intro to Transportation
Engineering." During the event, participants ages 11-14 got the chance to work with real transportation engineers and engineering students to solve hypothetical transportation problems
set in their community.
The evening started with a 30-minute presentation about what engineering is (and some
specifics about engineering in Canada), how engineers solve problems, and what transportation engineers do. Participants then broke up into groups of two to four and worked with a
volunteer facilitator to solve a hypothetical highway engineering, traffic engineering, transit
planning, road safety, or complete streets challenge. The teams had approximately one hour to
come up with a plan and prepare a quick presentation about the problem, their solution, and
their reasoning to the rest of the group.
The evening concluded with group presentations. The Section also offered a drawing for a
$25 movie theater gift-card. Any of the students could enter the drawing by correctly answering, "How you can easily identify an engineer in Canada just by looking at them?" Organizers
did not provide the answer to this question in the presentation to encourage the students
to ask their volunteer facilitator questions. The young "transportation professionals" were
extremely excited throughout the event. The Section also received excellent feedback from
the Boys and Girls Club, the volunteers, and parents of the participants.

Applications for the

ITE Diversity Scholars Program
are due March 15, 2020.

For more information, including eligibility
requirements and how to apply, visit www.ite.org
This scholarship is provided through the generosity of the ITE Legacy Fund.

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