ITE’s STEM sub-committee has named the ITE student chapters of Florida A&M University (FAMU) and Florida State University (FSU) the winner of this year’s STEM competition for their project, “Hands-On STEM Transportation Activities on Traffic Safety.” In collaboration with FAMU-FSU College of Engineering, the ITE FAMU-FSU student chapter conducted hands-on STEM transportation activities to increase awareness of K–12 students from the FAMU Developmental Research School on traffic safety-related issues.
Five activities for students were planned, including traffic safety computer games, driving simulators that demonstrated the importance of wearing a seatbelt, safe driving practices around big trucks, and safety actions to take in rollover accidents. The combination of indoor and activities were conducted at the FAMU-FSU College of Engineering in Tallahassee, FL on November 30, 2018.
The ITE STEM sub-committee developed the competition among its Sections and Chapters to encourage members to engage in STEM-related classroom activities for K–12 as a way to celebrate National STEM month in November each year. The winner received a $500 award, which can be donated or used to develop additional K–12 STEM activities.
Check out the February issue of ITE Journal
for more information on all four entries in the competition.