WSSU Girls Empowered by Math and Science in Transportation
Dr. Denise Johnson funded by the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT)
The transportation industry has changed tremendously over the last 50 years. Over 13 million Americans are currently employed in transportation-related jobs and almost 50% of them will be ready for retirement in the next decade. There is a decline in a traditional workforce due to changes in technology and skill level. Now, a more diverse workforce, including more women, is needed to keep pace with an ever-changing global economy. WSSU Girls Empowered by Math and Science in Transportation program provides 30 middle school girls in grades 6th – 8th an integrated STEM and Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math (STEAM) experience with specific focuses on TWO modes of transportation and safety: Land and Water Transportation and exposure to Air Transportation.