National Summer Transportation Institute

National SummerTransportation Institute

July 13 – July 24, 2015
Rose State College

The National Summer Transportation Institute (NSTI) is a fun, interactive two-week program for high school students held at Rose State College. The Institute is sponsored by the Oklahoma Department of Transportation and Rose State College, and funded through a grant from the Federal Highway Administration.

The Institute provides an active, experiential opportunity for interested high school students entering 9th, 10th, 11th, or 12th grade to explore transportation careers, along with the complex transportation system upon which we all rely. Throughout the entire Institute, students explore the many modes of transportation (air, water, highway, rail, transit), examine how the system is designed, built and maintained through field trips, interactive labs and activities presented by guest speakers on the subject of transportation.

 During the program you will 

  • Learn about planes, trains, ships, and automobiles through cool hands-on activities and group projects.
  • Tour the Port of Catoosa and get behind-the-scenes information about the operations of Oklahoma’s inland port.
  • Travel to Kansas City, Kansas and learn firsthand about rail travel. 
  • Visit a highway construction site, Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), and the Air National Guard.
  • Spend your time with other smart students in a vibrant college setting. 

This program is a highly competitive scholarship program which provides high school students with an opportunity to investigate careers and educational paths supporting today’s transportation industry and future needs.  An application is required for consideration.

Tentative Activity Calendar

2015 National Summer Transportation Institute at Rose State College 

Orientation:  Friday       July 10, 2015    6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.                                       

Week 1:     July 13 – July 17

Monday, July 13

Tuesday, July 14

 Welcome from College administrators; Introduction of staff; Program overview, schedule and expectations; small group activity)

Campus Tour

Introduction to College life

   (Student Mentors)

FHWA ( Concrete Cylinders Activity)

Information concerning college, degree programs, and careers.

  Small group activities

Icebreakers and Team Building activities.                    

 Air Transportation Overview                    

Field Trip - FAA


Wednesday, July 15

Thursday, July 16

Field Trip - Oklahoma Air National Guard/Starbase program

Travel to Kansas City. 

Field Trip - BNSF Intermodal Facility.

Friday, July 17


Field Trip - BNSF Kansas City, Kansas

Field Trip - Johnson County Community College’s National Academy of Railroad Science (NARS)





Week 2: July 20 – July 24

Monday, July 20

Tuesday, July 21

McCorkle  Truckline Presentation

ODOT and FHWA Team Building activities

Department of Labor – Safety Presentation

Recap Week 1 field trips and activities


Field Trip - Port of Catoosa

Field Trip - Lock and Dam



Wednesday, July 22

Thursday, July 23

Field Trip - Highway construction site

Field trip to ODOT

Recap field trips and activities

Students will work on papers and on group presentations

STEM components and activities(Rose State)

(Rose State) Dress for Success, Careers,

ACT and Compass Tests,  Mock Interviews

Friday, July 24



         Career talk and planning

Closing Ceremony preparations, groups will work on presentations

Closing Ceremony





2015 NSTI Application (PDF)

Rose State College and the National Summer Transportation Institute (NSTI) are accepting applications. Thirty spots are available for students that will be entering the 9th, 10th, 11th or 12th grade in the Fall of 2015. The primary purpose of the institute is to expose students to transportation careers. All applications must be postmarked or received by June 5, 2015.

Applications must be sent or delivered to:

Rose State College
Engineering and Science Division
6420 S.E. 15th
Midwest City, OK 73110

For more information, contact Ms. Regina Scott at (405) 733-7450; fax (405) 736-0349;

Rose State College
6420 S.E. 15th Street.
Midwest City, OK 73110-2704
Phone: 405-733-ROSE (7673)
Toll Free: 866 621-0987

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