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K–12 Activities

Programs, events, and Web-based tools to interest students in exploring math, engineering, science, and technology related to transportation.

Intelligent Transportation Systems: Your Road to the Future

Students network with employers at the Transportation Career Expo

A video produced by the ITS Institute offers a snapshot of the rewarding career opportunities in the field of transportation technology, or intelligent transportation systems.

"Distraction Dodger" Game

Gridlock Buster Game Preview

Distraction Dodger is an online game designed to help teens and young adults understand the importance of concentrating on driving.

"Gridlock Buster" Traffic Control Game

Gridlock Buster Game Preview

Gridlock Buster is a traffic control game that lets students try their hand at working in the engineering and transportation field.

For Teachers: Curricula

high school students playing traffic control simulation game

The ITS Institute has developed materials to teach high school students about transportation-related issues and careers.

Tours and Events

The ITS Institute participates in a variety of educational events and programs and coordinates student tours of various transportation facilities and labs at the University of Minnesota.

Web Modules

The ITS Institute has created Web research modules for high school students to learn about transportation and technology issues in the Twin Cities area.