STEM Outreach At VDOT

Inspiring The Next Generation Of VDOT Employees


There is more to the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) than filling potholes and moving snow. Every aspect of VDOT encompasses STEM fields.

We invite students and teachers to explore the variety of careers at VDOT through transportation-themed lessons and hands-on activities.

Below is also a link to rules and registration information for our annual bridge building competition.

For questions about our resources or events, contact Angela Parsley, STEM Coordinator: 804-328-3047 or

Lessons and Resources

VDOT Bridge Building Competition

May 30, 2020 - Hermitage High School (Henrico County)

  • Students design, build, and present their bridges.
  • Pre-registration is required.
  • Open to middle and high school- aged students in Virginia. Scouting groups, homeschool groups, and teams from private schools are encouraged to participate.
  • Audio from bridge-building workshop
  • Rules and registration details:

Note: The AASHTO national bridge competition rules are different from the VDOT rules. All teams are encourages to try for the national competition which requires some additional requirements.

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Education and Training

Technology in Transportation


Page last modified: March 31, 2020