Mississippi teachers recently attended the Mississippi Department of Transportation’s Transportation and Civil Engineering, or TRAC, program training. The training was led by National Board Certified teachers who are using the TRAC program actively at their school. MDOT’s program introduces students to career opportunities in engineering and teaches students how to apply math and science concepts to resolve engineering barriers in the transportation system. The program uses two modules, SimCity and Bridge Builder. Pictured are, front row, from left: Edith Bridgewater, Hazlehurst High; Jennifer Morris, Horn Lake Middle; Mitzi Cox, Booneville Middle; Trena Attipoe, Long Beach Middle; Angela Fitzgerald, Carver Middle; and Cassie McCool West Lowndes High. Back row: Julia Smith, Tupelo Public Schools, TRAC trainer; Artesia Porter, Rowan Middle; Matthew C. Pharr, Booneville Middle; and Kim Boswell, Southeast Meridian Middle.
Courtesy of MDOT