Education & Technology Transfer Activities: 2001

2002 Summer Transportation Institute




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Sequential Number


Identification Number


Matching Research Agency

Civil Engineering

Principal Investigator

Gary S. Spring
Associate Professor
Missouri University of Science and Technology
Department of Civil Engineering
Rolla, MO 65409-0030
p(573) 341-6286
f(573) 341-4729

Student Involvement

(2) two graduate students and (2) two undergraduate students acting as counselors and participating in course development

Project Objective

(1) expose secondary school students to and allow them to participate in a series of academic and practical experiences designed to motivate them toward professions in the transportation industry, and (2) provide secondary school students with mathematics, science and technological enrichment to enable them to pursue a career in the transportation industry.

Project Abstract

Civil Engineering at UMR has hosted a USDOT Summer Transportation Institutes (STI) for the past two years. The Programs has been very successful. The STI is a 4 week intensive during summer for high school students - targeted primarily toward minorities but not limited to them. The 10th and 11th grade students are subjected to a healthy dose of Campus life. We will offer a 3 credit history course as part of the curriculum this year and consequently the program length has increased to 5 weeks and thus our request to CIES has increased from last year.

Task Description


Anticipated Benefits

The STI will help to increase the numbers of youths entering the transportation profession and will help the University in its recruiting efforts.

Modal Orientation



Project Start Date:04/01/2001
Project End Date:03/31/2002

Relationship to other Research/Projects


Technology Transfer Activities

The whole program is technology transfer - see Abstract

Transportation Research Board Keywords

Education, transportation institute, minority program