News Release

OHIO DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

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

 

ODOT Educates Students at 16th Annual Y.E.S. Field Days

Marietta, OH – As part of ODOT District 10’s mission to improve Appalachia, district engineers will participate in the 16th annual Young Engineers and Scientists (Y.E.S.) Field Days on May 14 and May 15, 2009 at Washington State Community College. Over 500 seventh and eighth grade students from Washington and Morgan County will be in attendance to learn about exciting careers in math, science and engineering.

"I remember how much fun the Y.E.S. Field Day program was when I attended eighth grade," said Matt First, District 10 Assistant Studies Engineer. "We believe the program plays a vital role in showing students how science and engineering impacts their lives everyday."

ODOT District 10 will be in attendance to illustrate the evolution of an intersection from a stop sign to a stop light and explain the Department’s engineering role. The highlight of the event will be an interactive stop light demonstration using the students as cars.

"As part of ODOT’s dedication to Appalachia, we look for programs that have the potential to make a positive impact in a student’s life", stated Larry Woodford, District 10 Deputy Director. "We feel the Y.E.S. program is exciting to students and encourages them to pursue a career that will improve their lives and local communities."

Representing ODOT District 10 will be Eric Davis, District 10 Studies Engineer, Jill Morrison Warner, District 10 LPA Coordinator, and Matt First, District 10 Assistant Studies Engineer.

 

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To seamlessly link Ohio’s highways, railways, transit, aviation and port facilities, the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) will promote a world-class, integrated multi-modal transportation system that is cost-efficient, effective and reliable for all of the state’s citizens, businesses and travelers. ODOT District 10 serves Ohio’s multi-modal transportation needs in Athens, Gallia, Hocking, Meigs, Monroe, Morgan, Noble, Vinton & Washington Counties. 

For more information contact David Rose 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 .