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Elementary Students Visit Rowan Lab

District Elementary School ELEMEnTS Students Learn about Transportation Engineering During Visit to Rowan CREATEs


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WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP – Washington Township Public Schools third-grade students in the ELEMEnTS (Elementary Learners Engaged in Mathematics, Engineering, new Technologies and Science) program from all six elementary schools recently went on a trip to Rowan University’s Center for Research and Education in Advanced Transportation Engineering Systems (CREATEs).


elements rowan 2 The mission of CREATEs is to conduct cutting-edge research in transportation engineering. Students participated in hands-on activities in the lab, which included mixing asphalt emulsions and rocks, performance testing of asphalt, and testing moisture levels in soil.


The students also learned about the use of computer-simulated models to study traffic patterns, the use of hardware and computer-generated models in orthopedics, and how product prototypes are used by businesses as part of the engineering design process.


The students and teachers enjoyed this unique opportunity to learn more about asphalt and its important role in transportation.