Transportation & Civil Engineering (TRAC) Educator Workshop

by Steve Wagner on February 2, 2015

Michigan Technological University (MTU)
Houghton, Michigan
8:00am – 3:30pm, March 5, 2015
Room 104, Great Lakes Research Center

Note: This program is free, but spaced is limited to 15 attendees. 

TO REGISTER: Contact Loret Roberts, CCISD, Tel: 906-482-0331 Email:

What is TRAC?

TRAC provides teachers with  hands-on tools for STEM (science, technology, engineering, and science) education and social studies. Transportation and civil engineering  (TRAC) is a FREE program that provides teachers with curriculum-enhancing, hands-on lessons and tools for their math, science, engineering, and social science classes. Motion detectors, photo gates, and magnetic levitation tracks are just a few of the fun activities that TRAC will introduce, TRAC includes teacher training, interactive software, replacement supplies, and opportunities for students to interact with engineers, and enter design competitions. Participants experience all 7 modules, and choose TWO FREE modules for their classroom.

  1. Bridge Builder
  2. Highway Development and the Environment
  3. Highway Safety
  4. Magnetic Levitation
  5. Motion and the Transportation Engineer
  6. Roadway Design and Construction
  7. Traffic Technology

Preview the 7 TRAC Modules:
Find out how Grade 9-12 students can apply for the TRAC Pipeline Civil Engineering Internship Program and Grade 7-12 students can participate in TRAC’s statewide and national Bridge Competitions.
Find out about Michigan Tech’s Transportation summer programs for Gr.7-12.

Workshop Information

For more information about this workshop, contact Joan Chadde (Program Coordinator, WUP Center for Science, Math, Env. Education at Michigan Technological University) at 906-487-3341 or

The TRAC workshop is sponsored by Michigan Department of Transportation, Michigan Tech Transportation Institute, the National Center for Freight and Infrastructure Research and Education (CFIRE), and the Western UP Center for Science, Math & Environmental Education. Funded by the US Department of Transportation.

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