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2013 Summer Transportation Institute

Started: May, 2013 Ended: June, 2014 Project ID #4W4439 Status: Completed


The purpose of this program 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. STI participants comprised rising tenth, eleventh, and twelfth grade students from 10 different counties in Montana and three additional 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. Eighteen secondary school students participated in the 2013 Summer Transportation Institute, which ran from June 16 to June 28, 2013.


Sponsors & Partners

  • Montana Department of Transportation (MDT) Sponsor

Related Information

Part of: Education

Project Tagged In: K-12 Education, Workforce Development

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