National Summer Transportation Institute (NSTI) program

2021 National Summer Transportation Institute - online

Are you an Arizona high school student interested in learning more about engineers and how they impact our world and society?

The National Summer Transportation Institute (NSTI) will engage you in projects and virtual field trips that demonstrate how engineers plan and maintain our systems of transportation around the state of Arizona. As an NSTI participant you will interact with ASU engineering faculty and students, attend virtual workshops, engage in transportation-related virtual visits, and complete field work related to maintaining safe, sustainable, and efficient transit.

Accepted students will receive materials, including a TI-Nspire™ calculator, and a program t-shirt in the mail before their first day. This program is FREE and is designed for highly accomplished and motivated students.

NSTI program is funded in partnership with the U.S. Federal Highway Administration and the Arizona Department of Transportation.

  • Early consideration deadline is April 30, 2021 at 11:59 pm.
  • Final application deadline is May 15, 2021 at 11:59 pm.

Accepted students can choose to participate during one of the following weeks: 

  • Week 1: June 28 – July 2, 2021
  • Week 2: July 12 – July 16, 2021

Learn about the eligibility requirements and apply

Questions? Contact Jennifer Velez at [email protected].

We are receiving applications from Arizona High School juniors and seniors for our 2021 National Summer Transportation Institute – Online program.

The program will offer a range of experiences including building and programming an autonomous vehicle while also exploring the diverse transportation challenges we face nationally and globally.

Please encourage students who want to explore careers in the transportation engineering areas (civil engineering, construction management, mechanical engineering, aerospace engineering, software engineering, aviation, etc.,) to apply. But also encourage students who may not be aware of these types of careers to apply.

All eligible students are welcome to apply. 

We are seeking broad participation from across Arizona. Students who are in rural areas and those outside Maricopa County who may have found it difficult to attend an in-person event at Arizona State University may find this online opportunity more accessible.

Participants need to be available during their week-long program to take part in synchronous and asynchronous activities throughout the day, and will need an Internet accessible computer.

Please share this opportunity with your students and their families.