OK: Transportation Department and Rose State College Will Host Transportation Institute for High School Students

June 17--MIDWEST CITY -- Rose State College will host the National Summer Transportation Institute -- an interactive two-week program for high school students -- July 14 to 25. Thirty spots are available for students entering the 10th, 11th or 12th grade.

The institute is designed to expose students to transportation careers.

Applications must be postmarked or received by Friday.

Participants will explore transportation careers along with the complex transportation system upon which the country relies. Through field trips, interactive labs and activities presented by guest speakers, students will learn about the many modes of transportation (air, water, highway, rail, transit) and examine how the system is designed, built and maintained.

Learning will include hands-on activities and group projects. Field trips are planned to Oklahoma's Port of Catoosa; Kansas City, Kan., to learn about rail travel; a highway construction site; and the Federal Aviation Administration and the Air National Guard.

The institute is sponsored by the state Transportation Department and Rose State College, and funded through a grant from the Federal Highway Administration.

To download the application and for more information, go to www.rose.edu/nsti.

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