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Summer Transportation Institute

  • Tuesday, April 30, 2013

    Applications available for Summer Transportation Institute

    UMES is the host site for a two-week summer program for underserved middle-schoolers on the lower Eastern Shore of Maryland looking to explore careers in the field of transportation. 

    Funded by the Federal Highway Administration through the Maryland State Highway Administration, the goal of the program is to create awareness and stimulate interest in the transportation industry, said Dr. Joseph Arumala, a professor of technology at UMES and the program's director. 

    "Students will undergo an integrated program of math, science, English and communication, as well as participate in activities, field projects and trips to local land, air and water transportation-related facilities," Arumala said. 

    The Summer Transportation Institute is a day program and takes place June 24 to July 5, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. There is no cost to selected students.  Participants receive a TI-83 graphing calculator and are provided lunch.

    Applicants must have a minimum 2.0 GPA and be enrolled in grades 7-8 for the 2013-14 school year in Worcester, Wicomico or Somerset county schools.  Underserved, female and first time applicants are encouraged to apply, Arumala said.  A completed application and copy of student transcript must be received by June 14.  Call 410-651-6472 or email for more information.