WTS-OC News

WTS-OC is Seeking Qualified Candidates for the 2021-22 Board!

Aug. 31, 2020

We strongly encourage any and all qualified members to consider volunteering to serve WTS-OC in this very rewarding capacity. If you know a WTS-OC member who you feel would be a valuable asset to the Board, please nominate them! Self-nominations are also accepted. The deadline to submit nominations is Friday, Sept. 18, 2020. 

Big News!

We're Rebranding!

May 26, 2020

On a national scale, WTS is launching a brand new look. In the coming days and weeks, our chapter will also be unveiling our fresh new look for our members to enjoy on our social media platforms, newsletters and on our own chapter's blog. Although our logo may be changing, the mission remains the same - to advance women, and advance transportation.

2020-21 Mentoring Program Applications Available Now

April 16, 2020

The WTS-OC Mentoring Program matches up-and-coming transportation professionals and college students whose studies focus on transportation with an accomplished industry professional. Applications for the 2020-21 Mentoring Program are available now and due on Friday, May 15.

Meet the 2019

Scholarship Winners

Dec. 11, 2019

11 girls and women pursuing a career in transportation were awarded with scholarships totaling $50,000 at the 2019 WTS-OC annual gala. Learn more about these future female leaders and why they are interested in making a difference in the transportation sector. 

2018 High School Scholarship Recipients College Selections 

June 17, 2019

WTS-OC is proud to share that our three 2018 High School Scholarship Recipients have chosen UC Berkeley, UCI and UCLA to continue their studies toward improving the future of transportation.

WTS-OC Donates $1,000 for Classroom Supplies

Feb. 27, 2019

WTS-OC members delivered a $1,000 donation to a second grade class at Acacia Elementary School in Fullerton. The class participated in the 2018 WTS Student Art Program.

Former Presidents Share Insights

Nov. 30, 2018

To commemorate WTS-OC's 30th anniversary, former chapter presidents share how WTS has benefited their careers and what they love most about working in the transportation industry.

WTS-Orange County's 2020 Awards Nominations Now Open!

July 27, 2020

Each year, the WTS Orange County Chapter recognizes notable contributions by individuals in the transportation industry by giving out six chapter awards. Honor stand-out members, employers, women, and men who are advancing WTS's mission by nominating someone you know today!  The deadline to submit nominations for the awards is Monday, Aug. 17, 2020 at 5 p.m. PST. 

2020-21 Scholarship Applications Now Available!

May 20, 2020

To encourage women pursuing careers in transportation, WTS-OC is offering multiple high school, community college, undergraduate and graduate scholarships to women throughout Southern California. Applications are due no later than 5 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 4.

2020-21 Scholarship Applications Available Soon

April 9, 2020

To encourage women pursuing careers in transportation, WTS-OC will be offering multiple high school, community college, undergraduate and graduate scholarships to women throughout Southern California. Please be on the look out for our 2020-21 applications!

Please Cast Your Vote: WTS-OC Election for 2020-21 Board

Nov. 5, 2019

Please provide us your input by participating in the voting for the 2020-21 WTS-OC Board elections. Please cast your vote by 5 p.m. Monday, Nov. 18. 

$1,000 Donation Funds Robots, Brain Games 

April 23, 2019

A second grade class at Acacia Elementary School in Fullerton was able to purchase six Dash robots and 10 brain games with a donation from WTS-OC.

WTS-OC Member Gives Back to Community

Feb. 1, 2019

Chapter member Allison Jenney spent the day at Dale Junior High School to participate in the school's Revisioning Day, while learning skills and exercises that could help improve WTS-OC. 

METRANS students learn from WTS

July 18, 2018

METRANS Transportation Center students Yilin Zhang and Rui (Rae) Zhang attended WTS-OC and WTS-SD's monthly luncheon featuring representatives from Caltrans Districts 11 and 12. 

The students, both recent graduates from USC's Master of Planning Program, were able to meet industry professionals and learn more about what to expect with a career in transportation.

2020 Transportation Academy Applications Now Available!

June 29, 2020

The Transportation Academy is an annual two-week immersion into different facets of the transportation industry, for undergraduates and graduate college students, hosted by the Women's Transportation Seminar, Orange County Chapter. This year's academy will be held virtually on Aug. 3-7 and Aug. 10-14. Applications are due no later than 5 p.m. on Monday, July 13.

Get Social with WTS-OC

May 4, 2020

WTS-OC is now on Instagram and LinkedIn! Follow us for industry updates, program highlights, event recaps and more. We can't wait to connect with you! Click below for all the ways to stay up-to-date with all things WTS.  

A Message from Jeannie Lee, WTS-OC 2018-19 President

Jan. 6, 2020

Thank you for the opportunity to serve between 2018-19 as your WTS Orange County chapter president and for the last decade as a board member.

Disadvantaged Business Enterprise PSA

Oct. 18, 2019

WTS-OC supports its DBEs! Remember, DBEs, when you are calculating your net worth pursuant to the Metro DBE program, your retirement accounts should not be factored at 100%. Taxes and early withdrawal penalties are factored into that equation. For more information about WTS-OC's DBE resources, please contact Julie Beeman, Diversity Chair. 

WTS-OC Hosts 5th Annual Girls' Engineering Day

March 4, 2019

WTS-OC partnered with the Anaheim Union High School District to host the fifth annual Girls' Engineering Day on Feb. 23. Read about the event on the Orange County Breeze and Mass Transit websites! 

Meet the 2018 Scholarship Winners

Jan. 8, 2018

11 girls and women pursuing a career in transportation were awarded with scholarships totaling $51,500 at the 2018 WTS-OC annual gala. Learn more about these future female leaders and why they are interested in making a difference in the transportation sector. 

WTS-OC Introduces Kids to Engineering

May 19, 2018

WTS-OC helped introduce kids to engineering at ASCE-OC's Dream Big event. The event was held at the Frida Cinema in Santa Ana, where kids between the ages of 9 and 18 walked down a red carpet surrounded by activities related to engineering hosted by various organizations within the industry. Kids were also invited to watch a showing of MacGillivray Freeman's film Dream Big: Engineering Our World.

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