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with Students and Professionals, " provided
students with ideas on key skills that will
help them prepare as they transition to
professionals.
The " All-Aboard Design " and " Stand Up on
your Soapbox " competitions were designed
to assess the students' ability to convey their
technical knowledge in a time-constrained
environment. Student teams presented
excellent ideas for designing inclusive lesson
and activity plans that expose K-12 students
to an element of transportation engineering.

The session " AI and Transportation Technology " takes place during the Virtual SLS.

Several companies gave their viewpoints on the use of technology-in particular, the implications for safety and the future of planning and engineering in the " Artificial Intelligence and
Transportation Technology " session.
Here's a glance at the other sessions that took place:
*	 The panel discussion " Incorporating Sustainability in Transportation Infrastructure and
Planning " focused on the often-overlooked, yet important topic of sustainability.
*	 " Equity and Transportation - What Does It Mean and How You Can Affect Equity " discussed how students and professionals alike could work to put equity at the forefront of
their careers.
*	 " Professional Dilemmas and Ethics " was designed to promote a discussion on ethical
dilemmas. Attendees were presented with four scenarios on ethical dilemmas to discuss,
and panelists provided several resources on ethics.
*	 " Sharing Across Student Chapters - Ideas with Student Chapter Leaders and Learn about
Hosting an SLS " was another very important and timely session for student leaders to
share their experiences in hosting local Student Leadership Summits.
While the technical and non-technical sessions were well attended, the social activities stole the
show. Friday night's activity involved an engaging " Escape Room " game designed by students to
test the knowledge of participants in transportation. A murder mystery, team games, and party
games concluded the event.
Overall, the program was well received, with nearly 90 percent of participants reporting they
were satisfied or very satisfied with the program. The majority of the students suggested carrying on this culture in the future, made possible now that we have demonstrated the power
of coming together. If anything, this first virtual SLS has proven that students can pull off anything that they set their mind to (of course with the help of ITE International and transportation
professionals). As students, we pledge to keep pushing forward, remain curious, and take on
leadership opportunities. itej
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