2012 National Summer Transportation Institute Program

Project: Research project

Project Details

Description

In continuation with our successful efforts with the National Summer Transportation Institute Program, the Arizona State University, Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering requests funds to again host a three-week residential Summer Transportation Institute (STI). The Fulton Schools of Engineering will implement this program in partnership with the United States Department of Transportation (USDOT) and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA). The STI program will provide opportunities for selected 9th through 12th grade student applicants to learn about the transportation industry. In concert with the ASU Fulton Schools of Engineerings efforts to encourage non-traditional students to consider engineering as a career option, we will target typically underserved student populations as potential applicants. Accordingly, the ASU STI program will utilize on-going outreach efforts to attract local high school minority and female students into STEM fields. Within our own outreach programs, we have a ready source of potential candidatesnotably, our Math, Engineering, Science Achievement (MESA) Program, within the Fulton Schools of Engineering, Academic and Student Affairs Department, which targets secondary underrepresented studentshowever we will also solicit candidates through both established and newly established connections with high schools throughout Arizona. Our goal is to provide these students with a variety of means to view, and understand, the variety of career opportunities available in the transportation engineering industry. The 2012 STI program will provide approximately 40 high school students from various communities throughout Arizona with instruction of, and experiences with, a variety of forms of transportation, team building skills, college preparation, library technology and research methodology, and analytical thinking skills. Through their involvement in collaborative learning activities, presentations by guest-speakers who represent a variety of related fields, fieldtrips, and research, our participants will gain a comprehensive understanding of professional fields that represent the focus of this program.
StatusFinished
Effective start/end date4/30/126/30/12

Funding

  • DOT: Federal Highway Administration (FHWA): $55,000.00

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