Kids Try Their Hand at Pottstown’s Traffic, Planning, & Design Work

Future traffic planners of America.–photo via TPD Staff.

Young minds put their engineering pedigrees to the test last week by learning first-hand about the importance of engineering and STEM education. Nineteen children of Traffic Planning & Design (TPD) parents went to work in Pottstown on April 28 as part of National Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day.

The TPD experience built a foundation of understanding through the teaching of basic bridge design and inspection, as well as transportation planning, safety and traffic volumes. A computer game demonstrated the importance of designing and building structurally sound bridges.

The TPD kids then rolled up their sleeves and assembled a variety of K’NEX bridges, designed cardboard tube runs that tested their patience and skills in trial and error, and competed in a foil boat contest in which the sturdiest boat held nearly 80 pennies before sinking.

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