Fresno State Transportation Institute
Fresno State Transportation Industry Summer Camp/Academy
The Fresno State Summer Transportation (FSST) Camp, hosted by California State University, Fresno, will be a 1-week non-residential program focused on sparking interest in careers in transportation among students with a STEM focus. Our goal is to motivate and prepare students for careers in the transportation industry. Students will participate in tours, workshops, and lab activities to enhance their knowledge about the industry.
This summer academy is scheduled to take place from July 10, 2023 to July 14, 2023 from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM (tentative). The full agenda will be released at a later date.
FSST will be focusing on four modes of transportation: Air, Sea, Land, and Rail, which make up the local, regional, national, and international transportation systems.
Air | Students will learn air-related topics such as the basics of air traffic management,
aircraft operations, airport planning and design, runway orientations, and aviation
Sea | Students will learn about the basics and new technologies in sea transportation.
Land | Students will also learn about the fundamentals of traffic engineering.
Rail | Students will learn railway engineering topics such as railroad operations, track components, track design, railroad facilities construction, railway signaling, soil issues affecting railroads, railway vehicles, railway stations, and railway service issues.
This camp will be available to middle schoolers. Students will be selected based on the following qualifications:
- Must have a 2.0 GPA
- Must express an interest in STEM education or career
- Must submit at least one letter of recommendation from a teacher
- Must submit a written statement regarding his/her reasons for wanting to participate in this program
This program will serve as an opportunity for students to get visual and hands-on experiences with the transportation industry. We will expose students to the various career paths in this industry, and our tours will allow students to meet with and receive guidance from professionals in the field. Students will also learn to use math and physics applications in real-time transportation projects.