Aug 17, 2015
Community Outreach at Tanana Valley State Fair
Founded in 1924, the Tanana Valley State Fair is the oldest fair in the state of Alaska. Each year the the community gathers to experience the competitions, rides, rodeo, fair food, fireworks and special events. CESTiCC was happy to participate for the first time in the fair’s UAF Day. Different units from the university brought hands-on demonstrations, and interactive activities to showcase their work. CESTiCC’s table included a hot wheels exhibit to demonstrate the importance of transportation engineering has in society. Additionally, participants were able to see the ingredients that make up a road and hold a road sample. Participants particularly liked touching the asphalt sampler. People from all ages stopped by the table and it was great to share the current and future work of CESTiCC with the Fairbank’s community.