College of Business and Economics

Summer High School Transportation Institute

The Summer High School Transportation Institute (STI) is an educational opportunity for high school juniors and seniors. Over the past 29 years, N.C. A&T’s Transportation Institute has introduced hundreds of high school students to careers and academic pursuits in transportation through its STI. During the five and a half week experience, students are exposed to various modes of transportation, supply chain management, STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics), and personal development activities. As the oldest STI program in the nation, N.C. A&T is proud to have earned a reputation for offering a quality educational experience.

Currently, the demand for individuals with managerial, technical and STEM skills far exceeds the supply in the transportation field. As a result, the U.S. Department of Transportation, the North Carolina Department of Transportation and the N.C. A&T Transportation Institute have made recruiting the brightest young people to the field a priority to help build a strong foundation for the future transportation industry workforce.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and for the safety of the students, employees, and the community, N.C. A&T will be hosting a virtual program this year. The 2020 STI program will consist of three weeks of educational, interactive, and engaging activities beginning Monday, July 13th, and ending Friday, July 31st. Participants will be required to attend every day from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. All activities will be conducted on-line. Laptops may be available for students who do not have access to one and there will be a $200 incentive for participating.

To be eligible to attend the STI, a student must:

  • Be a rising junior or senior with a minimum grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale.
  • Submit a complete application by the application deadline, including:
  1. An official transcript (can be emailed to Carletta Dudley at
  2. One letter of recommendation from a counselor or teacher (can be emailed to, and
  3. A 250-word essay describing their interest in attending the STI and how they feel the program might assist them in achieving their educational and career goals. (Students will upload this document using a link located at the end of the online application.)

* The deadline for applying to the 2020 STI program has passed.