Summer Transportation Institute

  • collage of students on trips with STI

Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Prairie View A&M University is hosting 2014 Summer Transportation Institute (STI) from June 15 – June 27, 2014 (dates are tentative and subject to change). This two-week program is a residential program. Support for this program comes from Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) through Texas Department of Transportation and Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering at Prairie View A&M University. STI recruits about 20 bright students and exposes them to various exciting activities and field trips that provide them an understanding of the engineering and broader civil engineering with a special focus on transportation industry and careers. The students selected for this program will be offered a scholarship of $2250, which will cover all the expenses for the program. Thus the program has no out of pocket expenses for the participants. The program does not pay any stipend to students. The program includes class room lectures, hands on activities, educational and recreational field trips in addition to evening and weekend enhancement and recreational activities. The participants will develop professional skills, experience college life, interact with like-minded peers and learn the college admission and financial aid procedures. The participant will also receive a certificate of completion in addition to other merit awards during the closing ceremony for which the parents and family are invited. The application deadline is May 21, 2014. To apply for admission download the application package. Discuss the program with your parents/guardian and your science or math teacher and counselor. Parents or teacher/counselors must nominate the student for this program. Students must complete the application materials and attach the required documentation (two page application, teacher recommendation form, letter of nomination, essay, school transcript and other standardized test scores if available) and send to us before the deadline. The selected applicants will be notified by the end of May 2014.


2014 STI program with 20 students was conducted from June 14- June 27 and concluded with a closing ceremony on June 27, 2014. We wish all the participants a great summer and a great school year as they get back to their high school.


Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering

P O Box 519, Mail Stop 2510
Prairie View A&M University
Prairie View, TX 77446
Ph. (936) 261-1665/1657/1656
Fax: (936) 261-1662

Director: Raghava R. Kommalapati, Ph.D, P.E, BCEE 


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