Winner Announcement: 2024 Garrett Morgan Sustainable Transportation Competition

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Thursday, April 25, 2024

1:00-1:30p.m. (PT) | Link to Register.

In celebration of the 2024 Garrett Morgan Sustainable Transportation Competition, join USDOT Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research, Development, and Technology's Director Dr. Firas Ibrahim and MTI's Executive Director Dr. Karen Philbrick for the annual winner announcement. 

Garrett Augustus Morgan (1877-1963) was one of seven children born in Kentucky to former slaves. After enduring the challenges of farming in the South and having to quit school to earn a living at the age of 14, he moved to Cincinnati, Ohio. While working as a handyman in Ohio, Morgan hired a tutor to continue his education, influencing him to open his own business as a clothing manufacturer and start a successful newspaper. Garrett Morgan's innovative drive led him to obtain many patents, but one of his most prominent inventions, the three-way traffic signal, was designed to make roads safer for everyone, especially pedestrians. It is not only for his inventions, but for his innovative spirit and determination for continued education in the face of adversity that MTI is proud to honor this trailblazer through the Garrett Morgan Sustainable Transportation Competition. This year, we have teams competing from California and Oklahoma, including the Hamlin School, Peter Hansen Elementary School, Julius Cordes Elementary School, Juan Cabrillo Middle School, Kennedy Middle School, Shawnee Middle School, Silicon Valley Monterey Bay Council - Boy Scouts of America, Tom Matsumoto Elementary School, Troop 492 - Silicon Valley Monterey Bay Council, Troop 492 - Cupertino Rotary Club, Thornton Middle School, William Hopkins Middle School, and Christa McAuliffe Middle School.


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