July 12, 2010

Media Advisory -- Transportation Workshop

Reporters, photographers and broadcast news crews are welcome to cover a transportation workshop for young students this week and next at Southern Illinois University Carbondale.

The two-week event, “2010 Summer Transportation Institute: Building a Bridge for Young Minds’ Journey to Careers in Transportation,” is co-sponsored by the SIUC College of Engineering, the U.S. Department of Transportation and the Illinois Department of Transportation. It seeks to give school-age students insight into possible careers in the transportation industry. Activities began today (July 12) and run through Friday, July 23.

Events include field trips to key transportation sites, as well as classroom and laboratory work.

For more information, contact Sanjeev Kumar, professor and distinguished teacher and chair of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at SIUC, at 618/453-7843 or kumars@siu.edu.