November 28, 2018
On Wednesday, November 28, 2018, the New York City Department of Design and Construction (DDC) participated in the Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) Metropolitan Section’s STEM Outreach event. The gathering was hosted in Midtown Manhattan for the ITE Metropolitan Section in collaboration with the national competition for ITE National STEM month in November. The goal of the program is to promote, encourage, and celebrate K-12 STEM outreach efforts.
Infrastructure Division’s Senior Traffic Engineer, Asheque Rahman was designated advisor and moderator of the STEM competition. 25 students from Queens High School for Information, Research, and Technology (QIRT) participated in the competition. The students and their volunteer professional mentors worked on a Transportation Trends and Tech Research project.
The project facilitates students conducting online research to learn about topics of interest related to transportation trends and technologies to educate an audience of peers. During the panelist session Asheque shared his experience working for DDC as a Senior Traffic Engineer and provided information about DDC’s STEAM Initiatives and the STEAM high school summer internship program.