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Howard University Summer Transportation Institute (HUSTI)


The Program is designed to attract rising 9th – 10th grade students to the broad range of career fields in the transportation industry. HUSTI provides a stimulating introduction to all transportation-related careers through hands-on projects, problem-solving techniques, field trips, and classroom and enrichment activities. Participants will gain skills in mathematics, science and technology. The goal of the program is to increase the number of students (especially minorities) seeking opportunities for employment in the transportation industry by exposing the participants to a series of academic experiences and activities, as well as careers in that industry. Students will have an opportunity to interact with university faculty, staff and various professionals in the field of transportation. This is a non-residential, no-cost program funded by the Federal Highway Administration (FWHA) and the District Department of Transportation (DDOT).



The National Summer Transportation Institute (NSTI) is a federally funded program sponsored by the United States Department of Transportation's Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) to address the need for a diverse workforce in the 21st century and to promote greater awareness of career opportunities in the transportation industry. The program, which began at South Carolina State University in 1992, was first launched at Howard University in 1998 as a non-residential program aimed primarily at high-school students. This program bridges the gap between supply and demand, by creating awareness and stimulating interest in high school students to take maximum advantage of the opportunities that exist in the transportation industry. The program is envisioned as part of a “pipeline” interconnecting links between educational institutions and the workplace through all educational levels.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who is eligible to participate?

HUSTI is open to all rising 9th and 10th grade students. All Washington, D.C. students are strongly encouraged to apply.

When and how long is the program?

This is a 4-Week Non-Residential program, from June 26th to July 21st, 2017

Where is HUSTI held?

The program is held on Howard University's main campus.

How many students are able to participate?

Typically, 25 students are selected each year.

How much is the program?

Free. There are no admission, application, or activity fees. Lunch will also be provided every day.

What are the times of the program?

HUSTI is held Monday through Friday from 9:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M.

How can I apply?

This program is no longer taking applications


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