• September 22, 2022

    OSU Hosts Third Annual National Summer Transportation Institute

    This summer, PacTrans consortium partner, Oregon State University, hosted their third annual National Summer Transportation Institute (NSTI). In all, twenty-one, high-school age students had the opportunity to spend a week on the OSU campus, learning about a variety of transportation related disciplines, free of charge.

    The NSTI Program is an initiative developed by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) to introduce high school students to transportation-related careers via elaborately designed, hands-on learning experiences. 

    Professor Hurwitz, in collaboration with the School of Civil and Construction Engineering (CCE), launched its first NSTI offering in the summer of 2020 with a week-long transportation summer camp delivered in a hybrid format. The second STI camp was delivered in July 2021 using a similar week-long hybrid format, with the exception that two day-long field trips were delivered fully in-person. 

    These camps typically include a variety of field trips, university lab visits, and classroom learning/exercises.