2008 Summer Transportation Institute
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Matching Research Agency
Missouri Department of Transportation
Heath Pickerill, Director Missouri LTAP
710 University Drive, Suite #121
Rolla, MO 65409
2-4 undergraduate students acting as counselors and participating in course development
The purpose of the STI is to provide an educational experience for rising 11th and 12th grade high school students, which explores all aspects of the transportation industry and its role in our society.
Missouri LTAP at Missouri S&T has hosted a USDOT Summer Transportation Institute (STI) for the past several years. The program has been very successful and will again be offered in summer 2008.
The STI is a 2, 2-week intensive learning experience held during the summer for high school students. It is targeted primarily toward minorities but not limited to them. The following are goals of the STI:
1.To 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.To provide secondary school students with mathematics, science, and technological enrichment to enable them to pursue a career in the transportation industry.
The overarching goal is to increase the number of youths entering the transportation profession and aids the university in its recruiting efforts. The students (10th, 11th, and 12th graders) are subjected to a healthy dose of campus life.
The STI will not only expose minority high school students to career options in the field of transportation, but on a more basic level to the college experience itself.
|Project Start Date:|
June 1, 2008
|Project End Date:|
December 31, 2008
Relationship to other Research/Projects
As a part of the program, participants will be exposed to current transportation research projects at Missouri S&T.
Technology Transfer Activities
Students will participate in a series of academic, hands-on, and practical experiences designed to motivate them toward professions in the transportation industry.
Transportation Research Board Keywords
Education, transportation institute, minority program.