The Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) sponsors an annual Youth Transportation Conference each summer. Thirty students are selected from across the state to attend this conference in Jefferson City, Missouri. The six day conference is free to 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th graders, with participants staying overnight on the campus of Lincoln University.
The conference exposes 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.
Interested students must complete an application in full which must be accompanied by the required essay. For more information regarding the Youth Transportation Conference please contact the MoDOT Equal Opportunity and Diversity Division at 573-522-5333 or via email at equal firstname.lastname@example.org