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CSU-Pueblo offers Summer Transportation Institute, June 13-24

Release Date: June 06, 2016

Cora Zaletel

Executive Director, External Affairs

Colorado State University-Pueblo

719.549.2810

Press Release

PUEBLO - Secondary school students can investigate the transportation industry as a possible career choice as part of a two-week, non-residential National Summer Transportation Institute (NSTI) at Colorado State University - Pueblo in June. CSU - Pueblo civil engineering technology faculty will conduct the Institute from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. June 13 to 24 for students in grades 6 through 8 attending public or private schools in Colorado. Students interested in the program are encouraged to apply immediately.

Space in the program is limited to a maximum of 24 students, who will receive a full scholarship, covering tuition, daily transportation to and from School (in Pueblo County), stationery, laboratory usage and supplies, field trips, and meals during the two-week course being sponsored by the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) and financed by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA).

The program aims to increase awareness of, and stimulate interest in, the transportation field by offering teens seminars, demonstrations, and hands-on activities. Student participants will be introduced to engineering basics and a variety of transportation systems, learn about career opportunities in transportation and the relevant educational and skill requirements, and have the opportunity to meet people who work in the transportation industry.

To be considered for the program, a student must complete an NSTI application available through CSU-Pueblo by June 13.

Interested students may contact the NSTI office at CSU-Pueblo by emailing or calling Mike Mincic at Michael.mincic@csupueblo.edu, 719-859-1078, or calling Loretta Cisneros at 719-549-2890.

Colorado State University - Pueblo is a regional, comprehensive university emphasizing professional, career-oriented, and applied programs. Displaying excellence in teaching, celebrating diversity, and engaging in service and outreach, CSU-Pueblo is distinguished by access, opportunity, and the overall quality of services provided to its students.

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