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Uploaded on Jun 29, 2010
"It's a weeklong academy to get girls introduced into transportation-related careers using math and science," explained Deanna Flinchum, research director at the University of Tennessee Center for Transportation (CTR) research located on the UT Knoxville campus.
"I've been having a lot of fun. This whole experience has been great," participant Isabelle Defreese said. "I definitely want to do it again next year. I have learned a lot."
The Transportation Academy, run by the Center for Transportation Research, teaches girls about transportation safety and careers in fun ways using items such as remote control cars and a driving simulator.