Herff College of Engineering Transportation Engineering Careers (TREC)
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What is TREC?

The primary goal of the TREC Program is to increase the number of students pursuing careers in transportation engineering by offering high school students an opportunity to increase their awareness and interest levels regarding existing and potential opportunities in the field. Secondarily, the program seeks to create a broader impact by providing high school science and math teachers with new pedagogical methods and tools for use in their classrooms and by providing undergraduate students with leadership training and practice opportunities through peer mentoring. The TREC program objectives include the following:

· Introduce pre-college students to transportation engineering career opportunities through hands-on active learning strategies, dynamic speakers from the local transportation engineering community, and role models through peer mentoring.

· Demonstrate links between mathematics, science, and engineering study;

· Highlight the preparation involved for professional admission into transportation fields;

· Design real-life applications of engineering content through hands-on, interactivedesign challenges based on a series of increasingly complex variables in team settings;

· Develop leadership skills among future scientists and engineers;

· Introduce secondary teachers to multiple aspects of transportation engineering to facilitate introduction of transportation problems in their classrooms and to help them present career opportunities to their students.

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Last Updated: 3/13/13