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Some are fascinated by the stories of history and go on to become storytellers themselves in classrooms. As the Departments celebrate 50th Anniversary, its are striving to open doors to students at a young age to learn more about our multi-faceted transportation industry and inspire them to join us as we work to build a safer, more innovative and inclusive transportation future for all Americans. Afterward, Sepehr and Milad helped students to develop a proposal for a national advertising campaign focused either on the 811- Call Before You Dig underground utilities safety program or on pedestrian and bicycle safety.

Key Takeaways:

  • Many of us were shaped by our school upbringing. Experiences that we have in classrooms or on field trips can spur an interest in a career field.
  • Some students become fascinated in science by mixing chemical compounds.
  • Some are fascinated by the stories of history, and go on to become storytellers themselves in classrooms.

“students become fascinated in science by mixing chemical compounds. Some are fascinated by the stories of history, and go on to become storytellers themselves in classrooms. Experiences that we have in classrooms or on field trips can spur an interest in a career field.”

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U.S. DOT 50th Anniversary Event Focused on Future Transportation Leaders

Some are fascinated by the stories of history and go on to become storytellers themselves in classrooms. As the Departments celebrate 50th Anniversary, its are striving to open doors to students at a young age to learn more about our multi-faceted transportation industry and inspire them to join us as we work to build a … Read More

Google Maps For Android Update 9.42.3 Comes With Navigation UI Modifications – International Business Times

Google Maps is one of the most popular apps on the planet, and for good reason. Getting from point A to point B used to be a huge and annoying production until mobile mapping came about, and there’s no better mobile mapping solution than Google Maps. Of course, once you’re done with whatever you needed … Read More

How to Use Google Maps Offline – TIME

The moment your phone reads “No service,” Google Maps suddenly drops out. That is, unless you’ve saved your maps for offline access. With this feature, you can store large map areas for guidance, even when you’re stuck without reception. The process is identical on both iOS and Android. Before we dive into the process, take … Read More

No excuse for decade of delay in flood maps – Island Packet

Government reviews redrawn flood maps that reflect the reduced insurance risk regarding the river pouring into downtown during storms. Beaufort County should have been among the first to get updated flood maps that are used in setting flood insurance rates. Instead, Beaufort and neighboring Jasper counties are last in the state and lagging behind the … Read More

Every map you look at is wrong – and this video explains why – The indy100

The distortion is the result of the Mercator map which was created in 1596 to help sailors navigate the world. For instance, North America looks larger, or at least as big, as Africa, and Greenland also looks of comparable size. In reality, you can fit North America into Africa and still have space for India, … Read More

Council deletes controversial Regents Road bridge from planning maps – The San Diego Union-Tribune

Planned for decades, the $60-million bridge would have provided a second north-south route through the often-congested community that past city leaders considered crucial when they approved many dense housing projects for the area. But a majority of the council, which voted 6-2 against the bridge on Monday after three hours of strident public testimony, said … Read More

Democrats Standing on an Ever-Shrinking Map – LifeZette

By the start of the 1990s, the number of independents rose above the two others and – except for the three years immediately following George W. Bush’ reelection – remained so. Since 2008, the number of independents has quickly risen from below 36 percent to 43 percent in 2014. When factoring in the distinction between … Read More

Simple Safety Tips for Boating with Pets

Do you enjoy a day on the water with your four legged friend? On our Boating Pets site you’ll find information on how to have a safe, fun day out on the water with your pets. You can read articles, shop for life jackets and other products, learn about water rescue programs for dogs. Key … Read More

Our Smart Cities collaborative kicked off with an inspiring two-day gathering

The Orwellian cities of the future being designed and imposed right this instant all over the world — so-called “Smart Cities” — will be watching you. In fact, they already are watching you. And unless humanity takes action soon to rein in its would-be omniscient rulers, the technological dystopia being erected all around you will … Read More

Recipients Announced for University Transportation Center Grants

The choices we make about future transportation projects, the people they touch and places they connect, will play a critical role in determining how widely opportunity expands throughout America. Opportunity begins with thoughtful, creative minds and transcends from concept to reality. Through the USDOT University Transportation Centers (UTC) Grant Program, we’ve witnessed tremendous interest in … Read More