SD Mines Summer Camp National Summer Transportation Institue

National Summer Transportation Institute

Industrial Engineering Summer Camp


The National Summer Transportation Institute (NSTI) is a one-week highly competitive high school summer residential program funded by the Federal Highway Administration and administered by the South Dakota Department of Transportation. The program is designed to provide high school students (grades 9-12) an opportunity to explore careers in transportation sciences.

The focus of this program will be to emphasize the role of mathematical modeling in the design of transportation specific to land, air and water infrastructure systems. The NSTI program will comprise of field trips, classroom instruction and hands-on computer lab activities, all geared towards inspiring passion for transportation among attendees. Students will engage one on one with faculty and develop attitudes needed for success in college. Students will come away understanding the career opportunities in the transportation sector and will be encouraged to pursue college degrees that prepare them for transportation-related courses of study in their higher education pursuits.

Accepted students will receive full scholarships to participate in the NSTI program that would cover the cost of room, board and tuition, supplies and any associated costs with field trip transportation.

PROGRAM DETAILS:

  • Tour of Dakota Water Science Center of US Geological Survey to understand Water Inland Navigation.
  • Learn about Pennington County Highway Division’s Extreme Winter Weather Plans.
  • Tour of Rapid City Regional Airport to understand Airport Operations and Ground Handling.
  • Academic enhancement activities focused on evidence-based practices to learn and approach math concepts.
  • Recreational activities emphasizing Team Building, Leadership and Communication.
  • Seminar on college preparation and understanding college admission process.
  • All are welcome to apply, particularly underserved students.

ENROLLMENT PROCESS:

All prospective campers must complete the following items before their summer camp application will be evaluated.

  1. Submit the online registration.
  2. Submit a Student Interests Statement along with the online registration. In no more than 400 words, answer the following in a short essay:
    • More about you and your interests in transportation
    • Why you want to attend this camp and what you hope to learn
    • What attributes you bring to the camp
  3. Provide contact information (name, email and phone number) of a trusted teacher so that we can ask that they complete a brief recommendation survey for the student.   

It's important to note that acceptance into each camp is not guaranteed. Evaluation and notification will take place for each student after the registration form, personal essay, and teacher recommendation are completed and returned to SD Mines Summer Camps. Registration review and acceptance for this camp will take place early January 2020.

REGISTER NOW

Dates: June 22-26, 2020
Cost: No Cost to Participate
Grades: 9th-12th

  • Includes camp, activities, supplies, room and board
  • Brought to you by the generous support of the Federal Highway Administration, administered by the South Dakota Department of Transportation.

For more information

Dr. Saurav Kumar Dubey
Project Director of the National Summer Transportation Institute
Assistant Professor of Industrial Engineering

(605) 394-5171
Saurav.KumarDubey@sdsmt.edu


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Brought to you by —

Dr Saurav Kumar DubeyThe National Summer Transportation Institute is directed by Dr. Saurav Kumar Dubey, an Assistant Professor of Industrial Engineering who likes to motivate students of all ages to discover the excitement of transportation in the field of science and engineering. The summer program will also involve faculty from the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

 

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