LEGO® Robot Vehicle Lesson Plans for Secondary Education
As urban and rural areas continue to see traffic growth, the need for more transportation engineers is also growing. The profession is losing over half of the state agency transportation engineers and many more local agency professionals as baby boomers retire.
In response to this shortage the CMS has increased its efforts to work harder at recruiting more students to the field.
In order to attract young people to transportation jobs of the future, the CMS has developed and piloted lesson plans for middle school-aged students utilizing LEGO® Mindstorms NXT robots to foster interest in the transportation engineering profession as a career choice.
During these lessons, students will learn some fundamentals of transportation engineering and how the use of advanced technology will be integral to solving current and future transportation problems. They will also learn how much transportation affects the quality of life in our society.
To access teacher and student guides for the LEGO® Robot Vehicle Lesson Plans for Secondary Education, visit the following website:http://www.t2ctt.ce.ufl.edu/lego
For more information, contact:
Leslie Washburn, PE
K-12 Workforce Development Coordinator