Education

“It introduced me to new fields that I enjoy and I’m finding out what I like and don’t like overall.  It gave me a better understanding of how I want to live my life in the future”.

 

MTTI faculty and staff are committed to providing opportunities for students to explore their role in creating the transportation infrastructure of the future. Michigan Tech offers distinctive educational programs and students are encouraged to participate in active research projects at all levels of education.

Outreach
Rail and Intermodal Summer Youth Transportation Program

Education and Outreach

Samples of the education and workforce development activities sponsored by MTTI are:

KBIC Middle School Exploration – This 3 week engineering exploration camp at MTU answers the question of “What is Engineering” for local middle school students. Explorations include chemical engineering, biomedical engineering, civil engineering and bridge building, transportation engineering, environmental engineering and materials engineering.

Natural Resource & Engineering Career Exploration – Michigan Tech hosts a six day trip to explore environmental science and engineering majors for all high school students in Detroit and Wayne Counties. Included in the exploration are forestry, natural resources, wildlife, engineering, and water quality activities.

“Design a Sustainable Future” Teacher Institute – Teachers of grades 4-12 convene on the MTU campus for a workshop providing them with the tools for sharing STEM education with their students including product life cycles, building design, renewable energy sources, low impact site design, water reuse, and smart transportation.

Rail and Intermodal Transportation Summer Youth Program – A week long exploration for students entering grades 9-12, the program is a collaboration between MTU and the University of Wisconsin-Superior. Hands-on and classroom activities include exploring the effects of rail stability, operating a computer locomotive simulator, and investigating logistics management operations with field experiences in Michigan, Wisconsin, and Minnesota.

Michigan’s only National Summer Transportation Institute (NSTI) is a two-week residential program allowing students to explore transportation industries.  Students learn about planes, trains, ships, and automobiles through hands-on activities and group projects, tour the Mackinac Bridge Authority and get behind-the-scenes information about the Mighty Mac, and travel to Sault Ste. Marie and learn firsthand about the largest waterway traffic system on Earth—the Soo Locks shipping canal between Lake Superior and the lower Great Lakes.

SYP

SYP

Summer Youth Programs

SYP

SYP

Summer Youth Programs

For over 40 years, Michigan Tech faculty, students, role models and other professionals have been leading Summer Youth Programs' middle school and pre-college explorations, as well as high school competitive scholarship programs. Our programs are built around activities, field trips and team projects.

Summer Youth Programs is a division of the Center for Pre-College Outreach at Michigan Technological University, and we offer students an opportunity to experience a miniature version of college life. Students live in our full-service residence hall, eat in the dining hall, and participate in their chosen exploration.

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CSEO

CSEO

Center for Science and Environmental Outreach

CSEO

CSEO

Center for Science and Environmental Outreach

The GEM Center for Science and Environmental Outreach is a nonprofit team of professionals and volunteers who provide educational programs, technical expertise, and information to schools, organizations, governments, and individuals to promote awareness and informed personal actions and public policy concerning regional environmental issues.

Areas of Research:
Transportation and the Environment

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RTP

RTP

Rail Transportation Program

RTP

RTP

Rail Transportation Program

The Rail Transportation Program (RTP) was officially established in 2007 within the Michigan Tech Transportation Institute.  The RTP is the central entity for all rail activities on campus including research, education, and extra-curricular activities.  The program hosts the CN Rail Transportation Education Center (CNRTEC), a multi-use space housing a media center and the highly popular student center.

Areas of Research:
Transportation Systems