National Summer Transportation Institute 2018

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Event Date: 
Sunday, July 8, 2018, 8:00am PDT to Friday, July 20, 2018, 4:30pm PDT
Location: 
Portland State University
Speaker(s): 
PSU Faculty, ODOT, FHWA, Portland Bureau of Transportation, TriMet, and the Port of Portland
Cost: 
FREE! Capacity is limited and pre-registration is required

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Registration is open to female and female-identified students currently in high school.

For the third year in a row, we're hosting a National Summer Transportation Institute (NSTI) for high school girls. This two-week residence camp offers any student entering the 9–12 grade who identifies as female an immersive introduction to the workings of the Portland transportation system.

Half of each day is spent in the classroom hearing from PSU faculty and guest lecturers from ODOT, the FHWA, the Portland Bureau of Transportation, TriMet, the Port of Portland, and various other public and private transportation agencies that operate in the Portland metro area.

The other half is spent outside, in field tours of Portland’s transportation infrastructure and public spaces. Planners, engineers and designers come from all over the country to see Portland’s unique transportation system in action, and researchers use it as a testing ground for the most innovative solutions in safety, sustainability and livable efficiency.

Students are asked to choose a real-world transportation problem to investigate and use the skills they have gained to present a solution at the end of the course. Hands-on activities introduce students to GIS and transportation modeling software, and show how to use advanced technologies to achieve community goals. 

The course is part of a national initiative funded by the FHWA to address the need of a diverse workforce in the 21st century and is designed to promote awareness of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) educational and career opportunities. Minority or underrepresented students are encouraged to apply.

Questions?  Contact us at asktrec@pdx.edu

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