The University of Alabama at Birmingham held the Kids in Engineering event at UAB on March 30, 2013

Over 35 4th and 5th grade children from Birmingham school districts attended this exciting event aimed to spark interest in engineering, particularly transportation engineering careers. Student participants learned about engineering disciplines and participated in fun hands-on activities. Transportation related activities included the “five points traffic jam” and “straw tower and paper bridge building”. The workshops were coordinated by UAB ITE and SWE student chapter volunteers.

While children worked on experiments, UAB faculty and other engineering professionals offered presentations to educate parents about engineering career options.

(Dr. Virginia Sisiopiku (UAB) spoke about transportation engineering discipline and careers in transportation.)