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Program Category: Not Accepting Mentors
This is WTS Philadelphia’s fourth year hosting the Transportation YOU program! Our program has about a dozen women professionals (planners, engineers, accountants, etc) who volunteer their time as mentors for the 10-month program, September through June. (Note: All mentors undergo background checks.) As a group, mentors and mentees explore what makes the transportation industry soar, with a primary focus on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Participants explore the impact transportation – air, rail, sea, land – has on everyday life. Examples of some of our past activities include: a tour of SEPTA’s control center, exploring the aerodynamic properties of a paper airplane, and analyzing the construction and failure of different types of bridges with hands-on experiments.
Events are typically scheduled on a Saturday from 10:00am to 2:00pm, every other month. Participants are encouraged to attend all of the events to benefit tying together the overall program; however, we understand scheduling conflicts. Parents/guardians are welcome to attend as well. All participants are required to register for the Transportation YOU program and each event for an accurate headcount. Events are typically hosted in Philadelphia; however, from time to time there are unique opportunities outside of the City limits. Each year’s program is different, allowing for participants to partake multiple years during the time they are eligible!