News Release

OHIO DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

District 10 • 338 Muskingum Drive • Marietta, Ohio 45750 • http://www.dot.state.oh.us/Districts/D10

 

The Ohio Department of Transportation isn’t just constructing roads and highways, employees from ODOT District 10 are helping to construct the young minds of the future.

Several employees from ODOT District 10 will be on hand at Washington State Community College on Thursday and Friday to take part in “Young Engineers and Scientists” day.

The “Y.E.S.” day is an annual event the college holds for 7th graders from Washington and Morgan counties to teach them about the engineering and science fields.

Matthew First, Assistant Studies Engineer for District 10, participated in the “Y.E.S.” program when he was in younger and says it had a huge impact on him. 

First, along with other District 10 employees, Eric Davis and Tom Camden, will teach the over 900 students who’ll be in attendance the importance of engineers at ODOT, more specifically the role engineering plays in creating intersections and helping maintain traffic safety.

Encouraging children from Appalachia to get involved in engineering and science is something the District 10 Deputy Director says is very important to him.

“Having grown up in Appalachia, myself, I think programs like this create a chance for students to really explore their potential in engineering and science,” said T. Steve Williams, P.E., District 10 Deputy Director.

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For more information contact Brenna Slavens at (740) 568-3904, ODOT District 10 Communications Office. Up-to-date traffic and construction information can be found online 24 hours a day at www.BuckeyeTraffic.org .