Student Participants Needed for Summer
Engineering Academy in Chicago
Hands-On Program Teaches Students to Use
Math and Science for Problem Solving in Transportation and Civil
CHICAGO – Illinois
Transportation Secretary Gary Hannig announced today that the
Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) is seeking
applications from high school students for IDOT’s Summer
Engineering Academy, which is set to run August 2 through 4 from
9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at Richard Daley College at 7500 South
Pulaski in Chicago.
“We want to encourage students to participate in the summer
engineering academy,” said Secretary Hannig. “We are excited to
share with students the great opportunities available in the
transportation industry. It is important to us that they know
civil engineering is a rewarding career worth considering.”
The Summer Engineering Academy will provide a realistic hands-on
experience that encourages teamwork, problem solving and
practical application, while also exposing students to exciting
and challenging career opportunities in the field of engineering
and the transportation industry.
The Summer Engineering Academy participants will design
computational bridge models, learn bridge geometry and analyze
the success or failures of their mock designs.
Civil engineers are responsible for designing, building and
maintaining the roads and bridges that are needed to keep goods
and services moving throughout the country. The Summer
Engineering Academy is an effort to increase interest in civil
engineering as a career.
All high school students are eligible to apply. There is no cost
to the student to participate in the program.
apply for the Summer Engineering Academy, print off an
application from our website at:
www.dot.state.il.us/diversity/opportunities.html and mail to
the Illinois Department of Transportation, 100 W. Randolph
Street, Suite 6-600, Chicago, IL 60601, attention Dianne
Williams, no later than July 28, 2010. Applicants can also fax
the application to (217) 557-7277 or email it to
For additional questions about the program, contact Dianne
Williams at (312) 939-1100.