LEE'S SUMMIT - The Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) is currently accepting applications through June 8, 2012 for its annual summer Youth Transportation Conference (YTC) that will take place July 15 - 20, 2012 in Jefferson City.
Students entering the 9th, 10th, 11th or 12th grades are eligible to apply. This free, six-day conference exposes 30 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. 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.
Room, board, and travel to field trips are fully funded for each selected participant. Participants stay overnight on the campus of Lincoln University. The only expense to participants is travel to and from Jefferson City and incidentals throughout the week. The conference is funded by MoDOT and various sponsors.
For an application or more information, please visit MoDOT's website: http://www.modot.mo.gov/EqualOpportunity/youthcamp.htm or contact YTC Coordinator Elizabeth Reed at 573-522-5333 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.