Transportation Summer Camp

Principal Investigators

  • Daniel Maggio
    University of Detroit Mercy

Project Dates:

11/22/2006 to 08/31/2010

Project year: Year 4

MIOH-UTC Project Identifier: K-12 -2; Project 1, 2, 3, and 4

Focus Area:

  • Educational: Alternative Fuels


Summer Camp in Transportation

This one-week commuter summer camp will focus on types of transportation and transportation flow. The camp objectives include

  1. Increasing the students' awareness of the study of transportation flow;
  2. Raising the students' understanding of the impact of transportation on communities;
  3. Enabling the students to evaluate technological solutions to improve transportation efficiency;
  4. Allowing the students to propose intelligent solutions to congestion;
  5. Helping the students appreciate the value of coordinating transportation systems; and
  6. Making it possible for the students to provide intelligent input to discussions on traffic improvement.

Daily activities will include simulation modeling of traffic flow, a field trip to a transportation operations center, urban planning, the role of SEMCOG in the control of traffic, components of a traffic management system, and social justice and traffic flow.

Students will complete one or more projects and present the results at the closing ceremony.  Learning outcomes and attitudes toward careers in transportation professions will be assessed.

Progress Reports:

Total Budget: $47,623