Missouri DOT sets date for Youth Transportation Conference

Updated May 26, 2015

YTCThe Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) has scheduled its 2015 Youth Transportation Conference, an event that provides students with aspirations for engineering or transportation-related jobs access to college campus visits and competitions to encourage the pursuit of transportation careers.

The conference, available to students entering 9th through 12 grade, is scheduled for July 19-24 at Lincoln University in Jefferson City.

“The conference exposes students from across Missouri to the numerous career opportunities in the field of transportation and is packed with fun and exciting academic, career development and social activities,” MoDOT said. “Students apply math, science, and computer concepts learned in school to transportation-related problems. The academic curriculum includes sessions on math modeling, applied physics, magnetic levitation, public administration, and safety. Other activities include field trips, office/site tours, and speakers from various divisions within MoDOT and related organizations.”

Interested students need to submit an essay and fill out an application for selection. Applications, which are available here, must be submitted by June 30.