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Students Get to Be a RIDOT Engineer for a Day Tomorrow at Engineering Career Day at URI

05-12-2008

The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) will host the 2nd Annual Engineering Career Day tomorrow, Tuesday, May 13, 2008 from 9 a.m. 1 p.m. The session will be held at the University of Rhode Island (URI) Engineering Department in Kirk and Wales Halls in South Kingstown.

The half day program provides a hands-on experiential learning opportunity for high school freshmen and sophomores to try out different areas of engineering including highway design, environmental engineering, and bridge and geotechnical technologies.

Approximately 125 high school students are expected to attend from the following schools: Cranston East High School, Central Falls High School, East Bay Met School, East Providence Career and Technical Center, E3 Academy High School, GAP Program/Talent Development, The College Crusade of Rhode Island, The Met Center, Times 2 Academy, and West Warwick High School.

The day is sponsored by RIDOT along with the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), the URI Transportation Center, the URI College of Engineering, and the Rhode Island Consulting Engineers. Engineering Career Day is the second of six events RIDOT is participating in as a part of National Transportation Week which runs this year from May 11 17.

Contact: Dana Alexander Nolfe 401-222-1362, Ext. 4450

 

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