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Summer Transportation Institute 2017

Started: June, 2017 Ended: September, 2017 Project ID #4W6710 Status: Completed

Objective

The objective of the Summer Transportation Institute (STI) is to increase pre-college student interest in transportation careers.

Abstract

The Summer Transportation Institute (STI) aims to address the nation’s need for a diverse pool of transportation professionals by heightening pre-college student interest in transportation careers. Program activities are designed to enhance participants’ problem-solving, communication, and critical thinking skills and to introduce them to the broad array of opportunities available in the transportation field. The Western Transportation Institute at Montana State University (MSU) hosted a two-week residential STI program for nineteen high school students from across Montana in July 2017. The camp participants lived on the MSU campus from July 16 to July 28 while participating in transportation-themed academic enhancement programs. The camp curriculum included presentations and activities related to various transportation modes, transportation planning, infrastructure design, and safety as well as a career and college preparatory component. The program benefited from partnerships with career professionals, who delivered guest presentations and hands-on activities that provided camp participants with insider perspectives on transportation career opportunities. Academic activities were enhanced by field trips and hands-on design/build activities. More information can be found on the Summer Transportation Camp page.

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Sponsors & Partners

  • Montana Department of Transportation (MDT) Sponsor

Related Information

Part of: Education

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