CONNECTICUT DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
2800 BERLIN TURNPIKE P.O. BOX 317546
NEWINGTON CONNECTICUT, 06131-7546
|FOR RELEASE: July 25, 2014||
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TELEPHONE: (860) 594-3062
FAX: (860) 594-3065
WEB SITE: www.ct.gov/dot
DOT and CCSU Host Summer Transportation Program for High School Students
The Department of Transportation’s TRAC (Transportation and Civil Engineering) program is partnering with Central Connecticut State University to host a 1 week program from July 28 to August 1, 2014, to introduce a wide range of transportation modes to high school students from all over the state.
A federal grant was made available to the university to host the National Summer Transportation Institute Program, which is sponsored by the U.S. Federal Highway Administration. The program’s goal is to provide awareness of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) educational and transportation career opportunities to local high school students.
During the one week program, students will be given the opportunity to explore many modes of transportation (aviation, water, highway, rail, transit). There will be opportunities to examine how the complex transportation system upon which we all rely is designed, built and maintained through lectures, hands-on engineering laboratory experiments with professors, field trips to various transportation hubs, and presentations from professional transportation speakers discussing current issues.
For additional program information, please visit Central Connecticut State University’s School of Engineering and Technology’s webpage at http://web.ccsu.edu/nsti/