Wednesday, July 24, 2013

High School Students Learn Water Transportation During Campus Visit

Bill discusses water transportation during one of two sessions for visiting students.

High school students participating in the National Summer Transportation Institute (NSTI),  sponsored by the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, recently visited Garver’s North Little Rock, Arkansas office, where Senior Project Manager Bill Ruck, PE, lead a session on water transportation.

“The decisions we’re making now, and the work we’re doing now, will have a direct impact on the next generation,” said Bill. “It’s great for these students to be able to participate in programs like NSTI so they can have a grasp of that. It won’t be long until they’re making the decisions."

The National Summer Transportation Institute is a fun and interactive one-week residential program for high school students that permits exploration of various transportation fields and careers (land, water, air, and safety). Classes in English, science, math, and technology provide the necessary foundation to understand the concepts that students utilize during field excursions, projects, labs and hands-on activities that are related to transportation.

The Federal Highway Administration is the funding and governing agency for the NSTI and formally established the program as a recognized educational initiative in 1998. The program is coordinated in each state through the Department of Transportation.


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