The Massachusetts Summer Transportation Institute (STI) is a 4 week pre-engineering program that introduces students to a range of engineering-related careers such as bridge design, transportation of people and cargo, and intermodal transportation. The program offers a stimulating overview to the transportation industry, with a particular emphasis on highway construction. Activities include field trips, hands-on projects, and presentations by professionals in the transportation industry.
The goal of the program is to ensure a larger and more experienced source of engineering graduates in the future by encouraging students to consider transportation-related fields. This program also actively recruits minority candidates into the transportation field, enhancing the diversity of our educational institutes and workplaces.
The 2017 Summer Transportation Institutes were held in UMass Amherst and Northeastern University.