Colorado State University - Pueblo offers Summer Transportation Institute, June 17-28


Colorado State University - Pueblo offers Summer Transportation Institute, June 17-28


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 17 to 28 for students in grades 6 through 9 attending public or private schools in Colorado.

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).

Students will be introduced to careers in transportation through seminars, site visits, and hands-on activities. 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. One overnight field trip may be offered as part of the program.
CSU-Pueblo will offer a new path to transportation careers with a new Master of Science degree in Engineering with emphasis areas in mechatronics and railroad engineering that will be offered beginning this fall in collaboration with the Transportation Technology Center, Inc. The new MS in Engineering brings to four the number of degrees offered by the CSU-Pueblo Department of Engineering: BS in Engineering with mechatronics specialization, BS in Industrial Engineering, and MS in Industrial and Systems Engineering. 
To be considered for the NSTI program, a student must complete an NSTI application by June 14 available through CSU-Pueblo. Additional information about the NSTI program and the application form may be found at http://ceeps.colostate-pueblo.edu/conferencesContestsGrants/NSTI/Pages/Default.aspx

Interested students also may contact the NSTI office at CSU-Pueblo by emailing Dr. Sylvester Kalevela at sylvester.kalevela@colostate-pueblo.edu 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.