NSTI - National summer transportation institute
2012 Program Dates: June 4 - June 29, 2012 (Click for Brochure)
The National Summer Transportation Institute (NSTI) at LCOOCC is funded by the Federal Highway Administration and the Wisconsin Department of Transportation. LCOOCC’s NSTI purpose is to provide middle school students with opportunities to develop awareness about and interest in exploring jobs and careers in the transportation industry. LCOOCC accomplishes this by providing a 4-week program in June of each year. Weekly themes of land, water, air, and rail, while incorporating safety and environmental messages throughout are taught to students. Guest speakers, hands-on activities, computer software, and field trips assist with providing a very comprehensive transportation curriculum to students.
Hands-On Activities Computer Software Field Trips
Solar cars Transit Simulator WisDOT Northwest Region
Rockets Flight Simulation Jeff Foster Trucking
Mag-Lev vehicles Truck Builder University of WI - Superior
Remote control airplane Modelsmart Bridge Building Coast Guard
Mouse-trap vehicles Ship Builder Kayaking
Balsawood Bridges Create your own Railway Madeline Island (Ferry, Canoe, Bicycle)
GPS Geocaching SimCity 4 EAA Young Eagle Airplane Rides
The program is open to any student who will complete 6th, 7th, or 8th grades (2011-2012 school year). Students must also have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale. Students must turn in a completed application by Friday, May 18th, 2012.
Please click here to download the 2012 application. Students must fill this out in its entirety and also provide the typed 3-5 paragraph, 2 letters of recommendation, and a copy of their most current GPA.
Students will be notified of acceptance into the program by Friday, May 25th, 2012.