Have you ever wondered how they build bridges? Or how a car gets from one place to another? In a world that’s becoming increasingly complex, where success is driven not only by what you know, but by what you can do with what you know, it’s more important than ever for you to be equipped with the knowledge and skills to solve tough problems, gather and evaluate evidence, and make sense of information. These are the types of skills that students learn by studying science, technology, engineering, and math—subjects collectively known as STEM.
MDOT offers STEM education programs designed to make math and science concepts relate to real-world issues. The programs use hands-on, interactive activities to teach math and science principles, and show how those principles are applied to solve real-world problems.
The programs are also designed to increase interest in the transportation industry and transportation- related careers, specifically civil engineering.
Here are some short videos about each of the programs:
MDOT encourages you to talk to your parents and teachers about these programs, and how they can help you as you continue your education.