On Tuesday, November 19, 2019, the New York City Department of Design and Construction (DDC) participated in the Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) Metropolitan Section’s 2nd Annual STEM Outreach event. The gathering was hosted in Midtown Manhattan for 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 the designated advisor and moderator of the STEM competition. Students from the Queens High School for Information, Research, and Technology (QIRT) participated in the competition. The students and their volunteer professional mentors worked on a Transportation and Climate Change project.
The project facilitates students conducting online research to learn about topics of interest related to transportation and climate change 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.
DDC Infrastructure Division Senior Traffic Engineer, Asheque Rahman, poses with students from the Queens High School for Information, Research, and Technology (QIRT) for a group photo
About the NYC Department of Design and Construction
The Department of Design and Construction is the City’s primary capital construction project manager. In supporting Mayor de Blasio’s long-term vision of growth, sustainability, resiliency, equity and healthy living, DDC provides communities with new or renovated public buildings such as such as firehouses, libraries, police precincts, and new or upgraded roads, sewers and water mains in all five boroughs. To manage this $14 billion portfolio, DDC partners with other City agencies, architects and consultants, whose experience bring efficient, innovative and environmentally-conscious design and construction strategies to City projects. For more information, please visit nyc.gov/ddc