New York's history is defined by its geology, ever changing demographics and intense demand for work and play. Combined with the ever mounting pressure to reduce the environmental footprint, the infrastructure required to supply all of its human, animal, and plant residents with the basics of life, present a civil engineering challenge of enormous magnitude. For an educator though, those challenges provide a teachable moment on every street corner.
Science and math teachers from the New York Academy of Sciences and Math for America will have an opportunity to tour the World Trade Center Transit hub with SKANSKA, one of the world's leading construction companies and a main contractor on the site. The tour will give teachers an overview and history of the transit hub and the large-scale challenges that the engineers face.
The tour will be led by SKANSKA.