PennDOT offering Innovation Challenge for high school students


HARRISBURG — The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) and the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) invite high school freshmen, sophomores and juniors to take part in the first PennDOT Innovations Challenge.

The PennDOT Innovations Challenge asks students to look at technologies and innovative methods, aside from traditional paid advertising, marketing and social media channels, that can be developed in the next five to 10 years to curb unsafe teen driving practices.

The Innovations Challenge aims to not only help students explore real transportation challenges that PennDOT is facing, but to also open their minds to the possibility of working for PennDOT after graduation.

Through the PennDOT Innovations Challenge, 11 regional winners will be selected and invited to compete in Harrisburg for the grand championship in April 2018. PennDOT intends for the Innovations Challenge to become an annual event.

For complete Innovations Challenge details, visit The deadline for submissions is January 31, 2018.