The Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) offers an annual weeklong, overnight Youth Transportation Conference for students entering the 9th, 10th, 11th or 12th grade in the upcoming school year. This year’s conference was held July 16-21, 2017 in Jefferson City. MoDOT is pleased to offer this free conference to 30 students around the state who have an interest in the transportation and civil engineering field. While at the conference, students learn about engineering and transportation concepts and careers through hands on activities. Students stayed overnight on the campus of Lincoln University. Some of our visits included spending the day at St. Louis University, University of Missouri Science and Technology, Lincoln University and MoDOT labs. It is with great pleasure that I write this letter informing you that your school had a student participate in this year’s conference –Jacobi May. I had the privilege of watching these students grow throughout this conference and been impressed with their eagerness to learn new things. They put the time and effort into projects and activities they were assigned during the conference. I know that these students will continue to be a wonderful addition to any school, team or organization they are a part of. If you have any questions about this conference, or ideas for partnering with MoDOT for educational purposes throughout the school year, please feel free to contact me at 573-522-5333 or via email at Elizabeth.Reed@modot.mo.gov.