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UNLV Hosts Transportation Summer Camp for Nevada High School Students

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Event July 14-19 introduces high schoolers from throughout the state to careers in transportation industry.
Campus News  |  Jul 12, 2013  |  By Megan Downs
Media Contact: Megan Downs, Office of Media Relations (702) 895-0898

What

UNLV's Howard R. Hughes College of Engineering will host a transportation camp for close to 20 Nevada high school students interested in related careers.

Students will interact with UNLV faculty, visit the university's Transportation Research Center, and take field trips to transportation hubs around the city such as the airport, the bus system and the railroad museum.

When

July 14 -19, 2013. Camp highlights include:

July 18, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. - UNLV Science and Engineering Building

Students will visit UNLV's Transportation Research Center to learn about current research on unmanned aerial vehicles, image processing for traffic detection and traffic simulation models. Participants will also take a ride on UNLV's driving simulator, which is often used for research on distracted driving.

July 19, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. - UNLV Science and Engineering Building

Students will put their week of learning to the test with a real-life transportation issue to solve. They'll present their idea and the group with the best plan will win a prize.

Details

The transportation camp is a partnership between UNLV and the University of Nevada, Reno. Last week, students learned about Northern Nevada transportation issues and head to Southern Nevada this week to learn about issues specific to the region.

The camp is directed by UNLV engineering professor Hualiang Teng, who oversees the college's railroad, high speed rail and transit initiative.

Additional camp highlights include tours of the Hoover Dam and bypass bridge, the Nevada Railroad Museum, the RTC and its transit and bus system. Students will also ride the monorail, listen to presentations from the Nevada Department of Transportation and visit McCarran International Airport.

Media

Media are invited to attend. Please contact Megan Downs at (702) 895-0898 for more details.