CSU–Pueblo Civil Engineering Technology Faculty offer Transportation Institute

Secondary school students can investigate the transportation industry as a possible career choice as part of a two-week Summer Transportation Institute (STI) at Colorado State University - Pueblo in June. CSU – Pueblo civil engineering technology faculty will conduct the Institute June 9 to 20 for students in grades 8 through 11 attending public or private schools in Colorado during the 2007/2008 academic year. Interested students are encouraged to apply immediately.

Space in the program is limited to approximately 20 students, who will receive a full scholarship, covering tuition, laboratory use, project supplies, field trips, and lunch during the two-week course being sponsored by the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) and financed by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA). The program, which runs daily from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., aims to increase awareness of, and stimulate interest in, the transportation field by offering teens seminars, demonstrations, and hands-on activities.

During the two-week period, student participants will be introduced to the various modes of the transportation system and to the technical specialties and functional areas of transportation professionals. Students will learn about career opportunities in transportation and the relevant educational and skill requirements. In addition, students will have the opportunity to meet people who work in various areas of the transportation system in the state of Colorado. Students will also participate in a variety of activities including:
(a) Seminars and demonstrations,
(b) Projects or hands-on activities,
(c) Field trips, and
(d) Enhancement activities that are meant to broaden academic and technology skills.

The selection of participants for the 2008 STI program will consider student interest in the sciences and math and the cumulative grade point average. In addition, each application must include (a) a written recommendation from a teacher or counselor at the student’s school, (b) a student’s statement regarding his or her interest in the STI, and (c) a school transcript.

All applications should be received at the STI office no later than Friday, May 30. To contact the STI office, send e-mail to sylvester.kalevela@colostate-pueblo.edu or call Loretta Cisneros at (719) 549-2890.

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