Willie A. Deese College of Business and Economics

Educational Programs and Initiatives

The Dwight David Eisenhower HBCU Transportation Fellowship Program is sponsored by the National Highway Institute of the Federal Highway Administration to award fellowships to students pursuing degrees in transportation-related disciplines.  This program advances the transportation workforce by identifying and preparing students to enter careers in transportation.  Recipients of this prestigious award receive payment of in-state tuition and fees for the entire academic year, a generous monthly stipend and a travel allowance to attend the annual Transportation Research Board Meeting in Washington, DC. 


The Summer High School Transportation Institute (STI) is a 5 ½ week program on the A&T campus targeting high performing high school juniors and seniors.  The objective is to introduce students to the Transportation/Logistics/Supply Chain profession and encourage them to continue their studies at the college level.  Students are introduced to all aspects of transportation; take the freshman writing course, and visit transportation sites including a major port and other transportation facilities in Washington DC. 


The Center for Advanced Transportation Mobility (CATM) Transportation Scholars Award is open to transportation/supply chain majors who are interested in participating in experiential learning and extra-curricular activities and events provided through the Transportation Institute. Award recipients will receive between $1,000 and $5,000 based on their GPA and engagement in transportation/supply chain activities. 


High School Teacher/Counselor Workshops provide an immersion experience designed to inform teachers and counselors regarding all aspects of the transportation, logistics, and supply chain professions and the myriad of employment/professional opportunities available to students.  These workshops result in exposing students from rural and underserved populations to information regarding the employment opportunities in the Transportation/Logistics/Supply Chain profession.  Additional follow-up is provided to assist teachers with curriculum development that will infuse transportation and supply chain topics into the existing college preparatory curriculum.


Lecture series, site visits, and appropriate conferences and professional meetings are used to introduce undergraduate students to the transportation and supply chain profession.


Seminars and Workshops that are vital to the continued education and professional development of professionals in all areas of transportation/logistics/supply chain activities (public and private) are provided.  The availability and delivery of these workforce development activities enhances the probability of increased economic investment by current and potential employers.