If you have a teenager in grades 7-9 (as of 2017–2018 school year) who is interested in science, engineering, and transportation, this free two-week summer day camp offered by the Center for Transportation Studies at the University of Minnesota is something you don’t want to miss.
The National Summer Transportation Institute will introduce you to many aspects of the transportation field. You’ll go on field trips around the Twin Cities, participate in hands-on lab activities, and learn from experts about what it’s like to work in transportation.
At this camp, you will:
- Learn how different parts of the transportation system work together to keep you (and the things you buy) moving in cars, trucks, planes, and boats in Minnesota and beyond
- Take a spin in a driving simulator and learn how it’s used to make our roads safer
- Design and build a model bridge
- Go behind the scenes on exciting field trips around the Twin Cities to places like an airport, transit facility, and maintenance facility
- Tour the University of Minnesota campus and get a feel for college life
- Be in grades 7–9 (as of 2017–2018 school year)
- Have a cumulative GPA of at least 2.0 on a 4.0 scale
- Have completed or be qualified to enroll in pre-algebra
- Have an interest in engineering, science, transportation, or technology-related careers
2017 Camp Dates: July 17–28, 2017 (9 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily, Monday through Friday)
Application Deadline: April 17, 2017
Visit cts.umn.edu/summercamp for more information or to apply.