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May 14, 2007

CCNY SUMMER TRANSPORTATION INSTITUTE OFFERS FOUR-WEEK PROGRAM FOR NEW YORK CITY HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS

NEW YORK, June 13, 2007 – The award-winning City College of New York’s (CCNY) Summer Transportation Institute (STI) will offer a 4-week summer program for students at New York City public and private high schools interested in learning about the transportation industry.  The weekday program will commence Monday, July 2, 2007, and end Saturday, July 28.

Now in its 12th year, the program provides a broad range of intermodal transportation experiences for secondary school students. Additionally, graduates of the program in grades 10 – 12 are eligible for internship placements through STI’s internship component.

Since its inception in 1996, the program has received several Outstanding Achievement Awards from the U.S. Department of Transportation in recognition of the educational, motivational, challenging and fun-filled experiences it provides. The STI is made possible through a partnership of the CUNY Institute for Transportation Systems (CUNY-ITS), the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and the New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT).

Using the complex transportation network of New York City as an example, the program provides a stimulating introduction to the transportation industry. Students are provided with academic and technological enrichment to assist them in the pursuit of a career in the transportation industry. The STI curriculum addresses the program goals while focusing on the holistic development of students through emphasis on experiences to prepare the student for college and beyond.

Participants must have a grade point average of at least 2.5, have registered for Mathematics A and have a strong interest in technological innovations that affect the transportation industry. Activities in the program include field trips and student projects, on-campus educational and recreational activities and computer training. Students are provided with lunch as well as transportation passes to and from the City College campus. Upon completion of the program, students receive certificates and a stipend.

The CUNY Institute for Transportation Systems at City College is a multi-disciplinary inter-college effort to address transportation issues affecting the economic and social life of New York City, New York State and the Metropolitan Region.  Dr. Neville A. Parker, Herbert G. Kayser Professor of Civil Engineering at City College, is the Director.

CUNY-ITS Contact: Alma Jefferson, Program Administrator, (212) 650-8057.

 

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