2004 Summer Transportation Institute

The Department of Civil Engineering at the University of Missouri, Rolla, has hosted a U.S. Department of Transportation Summer Transportation Institute (STI) for the past five years. The programs have been very successful. The STI is a 5-week intensive program 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; and (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 number of youths entering the transportation profession and would help the University in its recruiting efforts. The 15 students (10th, 11th and 12th graders) who were chosen for the 2004 program were exposed to university life, leadership and team building activities; a 3-credit college history course; and a series of lectures, seminars, hands-on laboratories and field trips.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • This research was supported by a grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation, University Transportation Centers program.
  • Corporate Authors:

    University of Missouri, Rolla

    Center for Infrastructure Engineering Studies
    1870 Miner Circle Drive
    Rolla, MO  United States  65409

    Research and Special Programs Administration

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  • Authors:
    • Yoest, Lonnajean
  • Publication Date: 2004-12

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Edition: Final Report
  • Features: Appendices; Figures;
  • Pagination: v.p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01005749
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: UTC ETT110, Report No. 00000874
  • Contract Numbers: DTRS98-G-0021 (Grant)
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Oct 8 2005 10:53AM