National Summer Transportation Institute

The second annual National Summer Transportation Institute was held at Ferris State University from August 4-10, 2013! Twenty high school students (ages 14-17) packed their bags and headed to our Big Rapids campus for a week of transportation fun.

Activities included:

-Making and breaking concrete cylinders

-Making asphalt cylinders

-MDOT Trac modules

-Team Elmer's tour of a construction project and their facilities

-A trip to Traverse City to Northwestern Michigan College's Aviation program where they flew in planes, practiced on simulators and went up in the active control tower.

-Behind the scenes tour of Cherry Capital Airport

-Tour of the US Coast Guard station

-Visit to the Maritime Academy where they toured the facilities and went aboard the training ship.

-Ferry ride to Beaver Island 


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The 2014 camp will be held August 3-9.

To Apply for the 2014 Transportation Camp please click here




 If you are interested in applying to the National Summer Transportation Institute for the 2014 season, please fill out an application and send in a letter of recommendation and transcript.


Please click HERE for an application