April 30, 2013 Update
We just received approval to offer 2013 STI Program. We are developing new application package and finalizing the dates for the STI Program. The tentative dates are June 9th - July 3, 2013, these dates are tentative and subject to change. Application Package is available now and the deadline for completed applications with all the required documentation is May 21, 2013 (we should receive the application in our office). We will accept scanned copies of applications before the deadline, however, original application package with all required documents must be received before a decision can be made on the application. Please check this website periodically for more information. Thank you for your interest.
We are not able to offer STI Scholars program (this program is for 2012 STI students) this year.
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Prairie View A&M University is hosting 2013 Summer Transportation Institute (STI) from June 9 - July 3, 2013 (dates are tentative and subject to change). This four-week program is a residential program. Support for this program comes from Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) through Texas Department of Transportation and Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering at Prairie View A&M University. STI recruits about 20 bright students and exposes them to various exciting activities and field trips that provide them an understanding of the engineering and broader civil engineering with a special focus on transportation industry and careers. The students selected for this program will be offered a scholarship of $4000, which will cover all the expenses for the program. Thus the program has no out of pocket expenses for the participants. The program does not pay any stipend to students. The program includes class room lectures, hands on activities, educational and recreational field trips in addition to evening and weekend enhancement and recreational activities. The participants will develop professional skills, experience college life, interact with like-minded peers and learn the college admission and financial aid procedures. The participant will also receive a certificate of completion in addition to other merit awards during the closing ceremony for which the parents and family are invited. The application deadline is May 21, 2013. To apply for admission download the application package. Discuss the program with your parents/guardian and your science or math teacher and counselor. Parents or teacher/counselors must nominate the student for this program. Students must complete the application materials and attach the required documentation (two page application, teacher recommendation form, letter of nomination, essay, school transcript and other standardized test scores if available) and send to us before the deadline. The selected applicants will be notified by the end of May 2013.
Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering
P O Box 519, Mail Stop 2510
Prairie View A&M University
Prairie View, TX 77446
Ph. (936) 261-1665/1657/1656
Fax: (936) 261-1662
Director: Raghava R. Kommalapati, Ph.D, P.E, BCEE