STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math)

About the STEM Outreach Program

MoDOT in partnership with its contractor Lunda Construction has developed a comprehensive STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) program focused on the design and construction of the new Lance Corporal Leon Deraps I-70 Missouri River Bridge in Rocheport, Missouri. The outreach effort allows our team to engage the local community and expose students to the workforce opportunities in the construction and engineering industries. Each STEM lesson provides students with a lesson about bridge building and includes an interactive hands-on activity to reinforce the lesson.  Educators are provided additional resources to continue their learnings beyond the session.


The STEM curriculum is being developed in collaboration with the University of Missouri Engineering Department.


*All content is intended for educational use only.

How Bridges Work

Elementary School

Download the Elementary Packet


Middle School

Download the Middle School Packet


High School

Download the High School Packet

Bridge Terminology and Design

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Geometric Design of Roadways

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Concrete Mix Design and Hydration

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How Concrete Sets

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Contact Us

Members of our team are happy to visit local classrooms to present the lessons and speak to students.  Lessons are provided below for your use. For more information, please contact: