Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Prairie View A&M University has been hosting Summer Transportation Institute (STI) since 2000. It is offered mostly as a four week residential program but in the recent past reduced to two week residential program due to funding issues. Support for this program comes from Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) through Texas Department of Transportation. 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 are offered a scholarship, which covers 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 develop professional skills, experience college life, interact with like-minded peers and learn the college admission and financial aid procedures. The participants 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 program is typically offered in the month of June and application deadlines are in early May. Any updates regarding the program will be made in later March, early April.
STI program will NOT be offered in 2015. Updates regarding the same will be posted on the website.
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