Washington Transportation Camp

Washington State University (WSU)

Students will engage in a 1-week overnight residential camp guided by university faculty and students. Each day will revolve around a specific theme, with roughly half of it spent in the classroom or labs learning from renowned WSU faculty and seasoned professionals from a variety of public and private transportation agencies, such as WSDOT, FHWA, and the City of Seattle. The other half of the day will be dedicated to field tours and student-led projects, enabling participants to put their newfound knowledge into practice.



July 21-26, 2024



Typical Group:
  • 20 Students
  • 3 Residential Counselors

Residential Counselors will facilitate an engaging program and be with the students for the entire week. They will be certified in first aid and will be trained in CPR and first aid to ensure the students have a fun, yet safe, experience.

  • Washington Resident
  • Entering 10th, 11th, or 12th Grade in Fall 2024
  • Be able to attend the entire duration of the camp in person.

All students meeting above qualifications, including who identify as female or non-binary, disadvantaged youth, black, indigenous, students of color, and students with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Highlights from 2023

Spokane Tour
Asphalt Lab and SEL Tour
Physics and Chemistry Demonstration

Meet Your Camp Host

Ayumi Manawadu, Ph.D

Scholarly Assistant Professor
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Washington State University

2024 UW Transportation Camp Schedule

Our camp offers a diverse range of interactive learning opportunities, including field trips, student-led projects, and lab tours. We are still finalizing our 2024 schedule, this is last year’s schedule to give you an idea of student activities.

SpeakersProject Time
8:00 – 9:00 aBreakfastBreakfastBreakfastBreakfastTo-Go Breakfast, PACCAR Test Center Tour
9:00 – 10:00 aIntroduction and Pre-SurveyTransportation Safety with HollyAnna LittlebullEquity with Angela KitaliITS with Wei Sun
10:00 – 11:00 aTransportation Opportunities and Challenges with Allison Camden & Pam VasudevaIncident Management at TMC with Trent AldenSustainability with Rubnia Singh & Tianqu ZhouDEI and Disability Rights with Anna Zivarts
11:00 a – 12:00 pLunchAccessibility with Jon FroehlichLunchLunch and Star Lab Visit
12:00 – 1:00 pVisit NW Region TMCLunch & Project Work TimePublic Transit with Mark HallenbeckAmazon Fulfillment Center TourLunch
1:00 – 2:00 pWalking Tour of Complete Streets/Project ExampleProject Work and Preparation
2:00 – 3:00 pProject Introduction and Work TimeMetro Electric TestbedClosing Remarks with Roger Millar
3:00 – 4:00 pStudent Check-InProject Work TimeProject Work TimeFinal Project Presentation
4:00 – 5:00 p
5:00 – 7:00 pOrientation & DinnerDinnerDinnerDinnerDinner
7:00 – 9:00 pIce BreakersIce Cream and 43rd St Redesign PresentationGame Night at HUBTransportation Themed Movie NightReflection and Evaluation

Washington Transportation Camp 2023

Check out photos from last year’s summer camp!

Next Steps

If you have questions or would like to talk further about this program, please get in touch!