Camps for K-12 Students

National Summer Transportation Institute

August 14 - 18, 2017 | UB North Campus

The National Summer Transportation Institute (NSTI) al­lows high school students to explore the state-of-practice of today’s transportation.

About the camp

The National Summer Transportation Institute (NSTI) program is a highly competitive scholarship program that provides 30 high school students with a great chance to investigate careers and educational opportunities in today's transportation industry and beyond.

You will participate in discussions, hands-on design competitions, and trips to study local and regional transportation hotspots. You will also spend time with industry role models and a diverse group of students.

You can request to talk with university faculty from areas that you're interested in, as well as staff from university admissions and student life.

NSTI requires a separate application. Students are responsible for their own travel to/from UB campus in the week. NSTI scholarship funding is provided by a Federal Highway Administration grant.


  • One-week non-residential program
  • High school students only (Rising 9th grade to rising 12th grade)
  • Participation is completely free and students will receive free field trip transportation and lunches.
  • Learn about transportation engineering through awesome hands-on activities and group projects.
  • Tour the regional traffic operation center and transit authority in Greater Niagara Falls and Buffalo region.
  • Tour of Buffalo International Airport and Air Control Tower.
  • Cruise along Erie Canal in Lockport.
  • Spend time with professionals from transportation authorities and industry.
  • Leadership and communication training program
  • College preparation and admission process
  • Minority or underrepresented students are encouraged to apply.

Applications and required documents are due on June 30.

Event information

Date: August 14 - 18, 2017
Location: 140 Ketter Hall, UB North Campus

Visit the Regional Traffic Operations Center in NITTEC.

Tour of Buffalo International Airport and Air Control Tower.

Cruise along Erie Canal in Lockport.


Dr. Qing He

Departments of Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering and Industrial and Systems Engineering

Phone: (716) 645-3470; Fax: (716) 645-3302


Event Date: August 14, 2017