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 at Colorado State University - Pueblo in June. CSU – Pueblo civil engineering technology faculty will conduct the Institute June 11 to 22 for students in grades 8 through 11attending public or private schools in Colorado during the 2006-2007 academic year.

Space in the program is limited to approximately 20 students, who will receive a full scholarship, covering tuition, lab use, 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 aims to increase awareness of, and stimulate interest in, the transportation field by offering teens seminars, demonstrations, and hands-on activities.

Transportation will be provided mornings and afternoons between the University and designated pick-up and drop-off sites around the City of Pueblo.

To be considered for the program, a student must demonstrate an interest in science and math. A letter of recommendation from a teacher or counselor at the student’s school, a brief statement of interest, and an academic transcript must be submitted with the application.

Applications should be received at the STI office (or post-marked) no later than Friday, May 25, 2007. To request an application, or for more information, contact Sylvester Kalevela, chair of Automotive Industry Management & Engineering Technology by phone at (719) 549-2890 or by e-mail sylvester.kalevela@colostate-pueblo.edu. 

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