June 4 - 8, 2012
What is Transportation Academy?
Transportation Academy is a week-long adventure for middle school girls where they will discover and explore, through exciting and fun activities, the multifaceted world of how we move from place to place! They will take the UT Driving Simulator for a test drive, examine debris from a car wreck to solve the mystery of how it happened, go on a behind‐the‐scenes tour of McGhee‐Tyson Airport, crash remote control cars and evaluate the damage, build freight delivery vehicles, and participate in team building exercises.
Transportation Academy in the news
Ken Schwall of WBIR TV did a humorous story about some of the activities at the 2010 academy.
What is Transportation?
It's trains and boats and planes and cars and trucks and bikes and roads and airports and waterways. It's also world–wide delivery of goods and services. It's technology and psychology and engineering and materials. It's people to people around the world.
Why should I attend Transportation Academy?
Because it's FUN! Most importantly, you will learn from experts about some facinating aspects of transportation in your world.
What will I do?
How do I attend?
Transportation Academy 2012 is open to rising 7th and 8th grade girls for the 2012–13 school year. Sixteen girls will be selected for the 2012 Academy. Participants must be able to attend all Transportation Academy activities throughout the week. Selection preference may be given to 8th grade students.
Where does Transportation Academy happen—and when?
Transportation Academy is held June 4-8, 2012 at the University of Tennessee Conference Center, 9:00-5:00 daily.
Participants must provide their own transportation to and from the Conference Center but UT provides transportation for field trips. Breakfast and lunch will be catered daily.
How do I apply?
Parents will receive a letter or email by May 11 to advise them whether their child was selected for Transportation Academy 2012.
Remember, the application deadline is May 11th, 2012.
For more information contact: