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Cheyney University Hosting National Summer Transportation Institute July 23 - Aug. 17

June 29, 2012

Cheyney University will host a National Summer Transportation Institute (NSTI) for high school students in support of the Federal Highway Administration’s vision to develop a diverse, well-qualified workforce for the transportation industry in the 21st century. The NSTI program will run Monday thru Friday from 8am-4:30pm from July 23 through August 17th. The NSTI program at CU will introduce students to the vast career opportunities in the field of transportation. The program will be an intense 4-week, non-residential program. The students will identify transportation challenges within their neighborhoods and work on developing solutions.

Cheyney University will host a National Summer Transportation Institute (NSTI) for high school students in support of the Federal Highway Administration’s vision to develop a diverse, well-qualified workforce for the transportation industry in the 21st century. The NSTI program will run Monday thru Friday from 8am-4:30pm from July 23 through August 17th. The NSTI program at CU will introduce students to the vast career opportunities in the field of transportation. The program will be an intense 4-week, non-residential program. The students will identify transportation challenges within their neighborhoods and work on developing solutions.

Cheyney University will host a National Summer Transportation Institute (NSTI) for high school students in support of the Federal Highway Administration’s vision to develop a diverse, well-qualified workforce for the transportation industry in the 21st century. The NSTI program will run Monday thru Friday from 8 am- 4:30 pm from July 23 through August 17. The NSTI program at CU will introduce students to the vast career opportunities in the field of transportation. During the intense 4-week, non-residential program, students will identify transportation challenges within their neighborhoods and work on developing solutions.

There is no charge for participation. Program participants must be high school students with a minimum 2.5 GPA. Students should apply immediately as space is limited. Applications will be accepted thru July 13 and are available on the University Website or may be requested by calling the University at 610-399-2057. Lunch and transportation to and from Cheyney University may be provided depending on the student’s home residence.

Lectures and visits to organizations will provide resource information for project participants.  Under the guidance of a structural design engineer, students teams will work on the construction of model bridges by the end of the 4-week program.
 
Students will attend SAT prep classes as well as basic technology sessions.   Weekly field trips are planned to reinforce seminars in meteorology, green communities, logistics and global influences.  Field trips include visits to the Goddard Space Center, a Meteorology project at a local college, The Chester County and Philadelphia airports, The Helicopter Museum, The Port Authority, and The Market Street Septa/Amtrak station. SKYPE will give students the opportunity to connect with transportation experts in other countries.

Orientation for program participants will be held at the University on July 18, 2012 at 7:00 pm sharp.  All students accepted to the program are required to attend the orientation along with a parent or guardian.

For additional information please contact the Economic and Workforce Development Center at Cheyney University at 610-399-2057 or scannon@cheyney.edu.
 

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