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Colorado State University Pueblo to Host National Summer Transportation Institute Program for Middle School Students

Release Date: May 06, 2021

Haley Sue Robinson

Director of Communications/PIO

Marketing, Communications, Community Relations

(719) 549-2284

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PUEBLO—Colorado State University Pueblo is pleased to announce a two-week non-residential National Summer Transportation Institute (NSTI) program which takes place Monday, June 7 through Friday, June 18 for middle school students. Students interested in the program are encouraged to apply immediately. The NSTI program is open to all students in sixth through eighth grades currently attending public and private schools in Colorado.

“We’re excited to host this opportunity for middle school students and to get these students introduced to the transportation industry,” said Kevin Sparks, assistant professor of engineering." Students can experience relevant work opportunities, learn about transportation careers and meet professionals in the industry.”

The objective of the NSTI program is to provide awareness and stimulate interest in secondary school students to take advantage of opportunities that exist in the transportation industry.

Each selected student will receive a full scholarship that covers tuition, daily transportation to and from school if COVID-19 protocol will allow in Pueblo County, stationery, laboratory usage, supplies, field trips, and lunch. A maximum of 15 students will be selected from the NSTI applications to participate in the 2021 summer program. The program will run daily from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Student participants will be introduced to a variety of transportation systems, learn about career opportunities in transportation, relevant educational and skill requirements, and have opportunities to meet people who work in various areas of the transportation system in the state of Colorado. In addition, students will participate in various activities including:

(a) Seminars and demonstrations

(b) Laboratory projects or hands-on activities

(c) Field trips

(d) Classroom instruction to enhance academic and technology skills

Students interested in the NSTI program should complete and submit a 2021 NSTI application form provided by CSU Pueblo.  All applications should be received as soon as possible.

For more information contact Carol Toponce in the CSU Pueblo Engineering department or call 719-549-2890.

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