UF Engineers Change the World Workshop

UF has conducted many workshops, partnering with the WTS UF student chapter, the Florida WTS professional chapters, Girl Scouts of Gateway Council, the Alachua County 21st Century Community Learning Center and the University of North Florida.

On April 13, 2013, UF teamed with the North Florida WTS Chapter and the University of North Florida (UNF) to host a five hour workshop on the UNF campus for 19 high school girls. The North Florida WTS Chapter provided a panel of speakers from various transportation engineering and planning backgrounds. Students also participated in team building projects, designing and building hot chocolate machines and mining for chocolate.

In the summer of 2013, Arlington Middle School in Jacksonville, FL contacted UF for help encouraging middle school girls to join a robotics team. Leslie Washburn and Morgan Witter provided a workshop on October 19, 2013 for eleven girls to learn more about careers in transportation engineering and LEGO® robotic programing. The girls watched videos and presentations, worked on programing tutorials and developed their own programs for following a bus route and detecting pedestrians.