2013 National Summer Transportation Institute

Project: Research project

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). As in the past, the ASU STI program will be provided for select high school students from schools throughout the State, who are scheduled to enter grades 10, 11, and 12 in the fall of 2013. Given that much of our sustained outreach programs are focused on non-traditional students, we will continue in this same focus with efforts to attract students from schools that serve large numbers of minority populations. Often times we hear from both counselors and STI participants from rural sections of the State that such opportunities are seldom available, and they express strong appreciation that we have designed it to be residential so to enable them to attend. A proven method of direct telephone calls to counselors and administrators at such schools in the past will be utilized once again but we will also send a general distribution announcement of the program to every high school counselor in Arizona. Information on the application process will also be available on our University Outreach website. Many school districts have shifted the end date for the school year to the week of Memorial Day and we will accommodate them to start a week later than in the past. Accordingly, this year we anticipate an enrollment of approximately 40 participants and will continue to provide engaging field trips and Campus activities designed to promote their understanding of the professional fields that are a focus of the ASU STI program.
StatusFinished
Effective start/end date4/18/138/31/13

Funding

  • DOT: Federal Highway Administration (FHWA): $49,986.00

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