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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?

Then, the South Dakota State University’s National Summer Transportation Institute (NSTI) may be right for you! All selected students will receive scholarship for a week-long residential camp sponsored by South Dakota Department of Transporation. The scholarship will cover the cost of on-campus housing, food and workshops so the camp is free!

During your 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.

At the end of the summer camp students will have a better understanding of related degrees and career opportunities involved in Transportation.

Campers will:

  • Tour Daktronics Transportation Products to better understand all Traffic Management types.
  • Tour Brookings Regional Airport to learn about operations and take flight in your own flight simulator.
  • Learn the importance of Soil, Asphalt and Concrete Materials
  • Learn how Renewable Energies can impact Transportation
  • Learn about different types of transportation: Air, water, Solar and Space
  • Nightly Activities include: Bowling, Movie, Archery, SDSU Miller Wellness Center and Cricket with the Dean.

Registration form will open in February 2024.

Application Deadline: May 26, 2024

For addition information feel free to Contact:

Dr. Rouzbeh Ghabchi - Camp Director

*More information is also provided on 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.