2012 Summer Transportation Institute (STI)
Started: May, 2012 Ended: September, 2012 Project ID #4W4023 Status: Completed
The purpose of the Summer Transportation Institute (STI) is to heighten student interest in transportation careers at the pre-college level.
The Summer Transportation Institute (STI) hosted by the Western Transportation Institute (WTI) at Montana State University (MSU) aims to heighten student interest in transportation careers at the pre-college level. The program recruits high school students to participate in a two-week educational program on MSU campus. The residential program introduces participants to all modes of transportation, seeks to build creative problem-solving skills, and supports college and career planning activities. 2012 STI participants comprised rising tenth, eleventh, and twelfth grade students from four states. Students lived on MSU campus while participating in a multidisciplinary academic curriculum, which included guest speaker presentations, hands-on laboratories, and field trips. Students were exposed to an array of transportation careers and gained leadership skills while working on team design-build projects. During the evenings and weekend, STI students participated in educational, sports, and team-building activities. Sixteen secondary school students participated in the 2012 Summer Transportation Institute, which ran from June 10 to June 22, 2012.
Susan Gallagher - PI
Sponsors & Partners
- Montana Department of Transportation (MDT) Sponsor
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