2014 National Summer Transportation Institute Program (NSTI)

Project: Research project

Description

With a long-standing record of success in hosting the National Summer Transportation Institute Program, the Arizona State University, Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering requests funds to again provide 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). Following our successful model, 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 2014. Given that much of our sustained outreach programs are focused on nontraditional students, we will continue in this same focus with efforts to attract students from schools that serve large numbers of minority populations. As an indicator of the outcomes of our efforts, roughly one-third of past participants have come from outlying areas and we have found that some have eventually enrolled in the engineering program at ASU or other universities. We will advertise the program through a general distribution announcement of the program to every high school counselor in Arizona. In some cases, direct phone calls will be made, but we have also begun to receive messages of interest from educators and students that are in schools of former participants. Information on the application process continues to be available on our Schools of Engineering Outreach website. Last year we accommodated districts that have shifted their school year close-date to the week after Memorial Day and experienced a significantly positive response. Accordingly, we anticipate that our enrollment of 32 participants in each of our three one-week opportunities will be reached again as we provide engaging field trips and Campus activities designed to promote understanding of the professional fields in transportation that are a focus of the ASU STI program.
StatusFinished
Effective start/end date7/6/145/15/15

Funding

  • DOT: Federal Highway Administration (FHWA): $52,493.00

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