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Mid-America Transportation Center

Go! Reaching out to teens about educational and career opportunities in transportation


Researchers

  • Principal Investigator:
  • Co-Principal Investigator: Shashi Nambisan (shashi@ce.unlv.edu 702-895-1325)
  • Project Status
    In Progress
    About this Project
    Brief Project Description & Background
    As part of its mission to educate and engage the youth in exploring educational opportunities in transportation, the PIs seek funding to enhance the impacts of Go! by developing spotlight articles that highlight the activities and transportation programs of the universities that are part of the MATC Consortium. Go! is a free online magazine designed to inform and educate teens about educational and career opportunities in transportation so as to attract them to the transportation profession. The outcomes of the MATC support efforts of Go! will be a series of articles featuring relevant activities at each of the universities in the consortium (2 per university distributed over a 1 year time frame). This initiative will help leverage the existing network established by Go!, which included about 50,000 visitors from more than 100 countries in 2011. These articles will help expand the reach and impact of MATC's activities and help engage teenagers in our programs.
    Research Objective
    The objective of the proposed research is to develop spotlight articles that highlight the activities and transportation programs of the universities that are part of the MATC Consortium. These articles will help expand the reach and impact of MATC's activities and help engage teenagers in our programs.
    Potential Benefits
    There will be two spotlight articles on each MATC member university (a total of 16 articles): 1) a theme-based article highlighting MATCs central mission and/or activity, which will be added to the "Features" menu on Go!, and 2) an article describing MATCs academic program in transportation, which will be added under "Education" menu on Go!. The theme of the feature article and its format (interview, movie, slideshow, etc.) will be negotiated with each MATC member university separately.
    Abstract
    As part of its mission to educate and engage the youth in exploring educational opportunities in transportation, the PIs seek funding to enhance the impacts of Go! by developing spotlight articles that highlight the activities and transportation programs of the universities that are part of the MATC Consortium. Go! is a free online magazine designed to inform and educate teens about educational and career opportunities in transportation so as to attract them to the transportation profession. The outcomes of the MATC support efforts of Go! will be a series of articles featuring relevant activities at each of the universities in the consortium (2 per university distributed over a 1 year time frame). This initiative will help leverage the existing network established by Go!, which included about 50,000 visitors from more than 100 countries in 2011. These articles will help expand the reach and impact of MATC's activities and help engage teenagers in our programs.
    Project Amount
    $ 62,740