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National Summer Transportation Institute

NSTI Students Touring the Brookings Airport

NSTI Camp 1: June 2-8, 2024
NSTI Camp 2: June 9-15, 2024

Are you a South Dakota high school student interested in learning more about engineering and transportation? Would you like to learn on the beautiful South Dakota State University campus through interactive, fun and hands-on activities? Do you want to explore opportunities in the transportation sector and consider it as a career? Then, the South Dakota State University’s National Summer Transportation Institute (NSTI) may be right for you! All selected students will receive scholarships to attend the NSTI! The scholarship will cover the cost of on-campus housing, food and workshops so the camp is free! During this one-week-long summer camp, you will be introduced to different aspects of transportation engineering, such as planning, materials, and transportation modes among other topics. You’ll also have an opportunity to participate in hands-on lab activities in workshops, and learn from experts about the transportation sector and the problems transportation engineers solve.


Registration form will open in February 2024.

Application Deadline: May 15, 2024

More information is provided in the registration form.

Free Summer Camp!

Eligibility Criteria

Entering grades 9–12 (as of 2024–2025 school year) - Have a cumulative GPA of at least 2.0 (out of 4.0) - Completed algebra (or will be qualified to enroll in coming school term) - Interested in engineering, science, transportation or technology.

2023 NSTI Summer Camp

FREE and FUN Summer Camp!
Sound too Good to be true?

Watch this short video to see all the fun Activities. Then all you have to do is Apply.