Jul 09, 2015
ANSWER Camp Students visit CESTiCC
On June 19th, 45 7th graders visited CESTiCC to learn about transportation engineering. The students came from nearly 25 different villages around Alaska and were apart of ANSWER Camp, which stands for Alaska Native Student Wisdom Enrichment Retreat. ANSWER Camp is funded by a U.S. Department of Education grant. The program provides intensive science, math, and cultural experiences to the students.
CESTiCC introduced transportation engineering to the students through an innovative video that explored the potential careers in the field. This was followed by a group discussion led by Dr. Jenny Liu on the unique transportation challenges Alaskans face. Finally, the students were able to see a real asphalt lab with Dr. Sheng Zhao and continue their discussion on Alaska transportation issues.