Engineering Day at the Cade Museum was held July 9th, 2013

 The University of Florida Transportation Institute has teamed with the Cade Museum of Gainesville to present Engineering Day. Students learned about careers in engineering and  worked cooperatively to construct a roller coaster with one 360 degree loop or spiral, one hill and one 45-90 degree turn. As they discovered the relationship between gravity, mass, potential and kinetic energy, students experienced challenges to construct a bridge using straws and paperclips. Students applied knowledge of weight, torque, force and compression. Students also built a mousetrap-powered vehicle that is powered by the energy of a wound up mousetrap's string. 


Exploring Careers in Transportation Engineering was held on October 12, 2013 on the University of Florida campus

 Spend the day controlling a real live traffic signal! Experience the excitement of simulating traffic flow! Interacting with faculty, undergraduate and graduate students from the college of engineering transportation program in lab settings and fun games will help you learn about the variety of careers available in the field of transportation. Teams end the activities by competing for top honors playing “Transportation Jeopardy.”

Lunch was provided and University of Florida students were available to answer questions and help guide career decisions.


Agenda

10:00 am -10:15 am Registration/Sign-in
10:15 am – 10:30 am Dr. Kondyli – Welcome,  What is Transportation Engineering
10:30 am – 11:00 am University of Florida Student Panel, What you need to Know
11:00 am – 11:10 am Break
11:10 am – 11:30 am Signals Lab Tour
11:30 am – 12:30 pm Provided Lunch – small group discussions facilitated by UF students.
12:30 pm–2:30 pm Hands-on Traffic Simulation Exercise in Computer Lab
2:30 pm– 2:40 pm  Break
2:40 pm –-3:30 pm Jeopardy Game