Education & Technology Transfer Activities: 2002

2003 USDOT Summer Transportation Institute

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Sequential NumberETT88
Matching Research AgencySouth Carolina State University
Principal Investigator
Gary S. Spring, Associate Professor
Civil Engineering
University of Missouri-Rolla
208 Civil Engineering
Rolla, MO 65409
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 ObjectiveThe 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.
Project Abstract

Civil Engineering at UMR has hosted a USDOT Summer Transportation Institutes (STI) for the past four years. The Programs have been very successful.The STI is a 5 week intensive during summer for high school students - targeted primarily toward minorities but not limited to them. The goals of the STI are to:

  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,
  2. Provide secondary school students with mathematics, science and technological enrichment to enable them to pursue a career in the transportation industry.

This would help to increase the numbers of youths entering the transportation profession and would help the University in its recruiting efforts.The students (11th and 12th graders) are subjected to a healthy dose of Campus life. Once again we will offer a 3 credit course as part of the curriculum this year and consequently the program length remains at 5 weeks.

Task DescriptionN/A
Anticipated BenefitsThe STI will help to increase the numbers of youths entering the transportation profession and will help the University in its recruiting efforts
Modal OrientationN/A
Project Start Date:04/01/2003
Project End Date:03/31/2004
Relationship to other Research/ProjectsN/A
Technology Transfer ActivitiesN/A
Transportation Research Board KeywordsEducation, transportation institute, minority program