Maine Summer Transportation Institute
REGISTRATION AND ATTENDANCE IS FREE
The Maine (National) Summer Transportation Institute (MSTI) is a fun, interactive, FREE program held on the beautiful University of Maine Orono campus. Students in 6th, 7th, and 8th grades enrolled at Maine’s public and private schools are encouraged to apply!
In 2022 the University of Maine in Orono hosts two separate week-long sessions of the Maine Summer Transportation Institute (MSTI) for middle school students in the Foster Student Innovation Center. Each week (July 11-15 and July 18-22) runs Monday through Friday during the weekdays. Transportation is provided to students living in the Greater Bangor area. Transportation and lodging for students living outside the covered transportation area is the responsibility of the parent/guardian.
The purpose of the Institute is to create awareness and stimulate interest in students to take full advantage of the opportunities that exist in the transportation industry. The MSTI is funded by a grant from the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA). The Institute is an extremely intense and structured learning opportunity for youth attending public and private schools throughout the middle school systems of Maine.
The curriculum exposes students to new frontiers and adventures such as highway design, alternative fuels, construction materials, transportation of people and cargo, intermodalism, laws, regulations, safety, and career opportunities. In addition, students participate in computer training, academic enhancement activities, field trips, and student projects.