Day: May 6, 2021

Scholarship Opportunities Available for Michigan Tech Summer Youth Programs

Do you know an aspiring engineer in grades 9-11? Summer Youth Programs (SYP) is currently accepting applications for 2021 scholarship program cohorts, including NEXT Scholars: Geospatial Engineering, Women in Automotive Engineering, Rail and Intermodal Transportation, and National Summer Transportation Institute.

Applications are available on the SYP website and will be considered on a rolling basis.

More information about available programs:

  • NEXT Scholars: Geospatial Engineering, Aug. 1-7 — Through a partnership with Civil and Environmental Engineering and Atwell Group, NEXT Scholars is a deep dive into the rapidly expanding, highly technical field of geospatial engineering. Participants will learn to apply spatial information to solve real-world problems such as monitoring marine environments, surveying underground mines and measuring the impact of climate change.
  • Women in Automotive Engineering (WIAE), Aug. 1-7 — Thanks to partnerships with Dana Incorporated and Michigan Tech’s Advanced Power Systems Research Center, WIAE provides opportunities for talented students to explore careers in the automotive industry. Students will tour student design team labs, hear from role models in engineering fields, work in teams to solve complex engineering problems and complete projects and also learn the expanded basics of engines and other vehicle technology.
  • Rail and Intermodal Transportation, July 11-17 — Do you know why trains are called the “green transportation alternative”? What about how fast a high-speed passenger trail travels or how containers find their way from China to the U.S.? In this program, participants will learn the answer to these questions and many more while exploring the exciting world of rail and intermodal transportation.
  • National Summer Transportation Institute, July 18-31 — Michigan Tech’s National Summer Transportation Institute is a two-week residential program allowing students to explore transportation industries. During the program, students will have the opportunity to tour the Mackinac Bridge Authority, learn firsthand about the Soo Locks shipping canal and engage in group projects and hands-on activities while learning about planes, trains, ships and automobiles. This program is offered through a grant from the Michigan Department of Transportation.

by Center for Educational Outreach