MTTI faculty and staff are committed to providing opportunities for students to explore their role in creating the transportation infrastructure of the future. Michigan Tech offers distinctive educational programs and students are encouraged to participate in active research projects at all levels of education.

KBIC Middle School Exploration

This 3 week engineering exploration camp at MTU answers the question of “What is Engineering” for local middle school students. Explorations include chemical engineering, biomedical engineering, civil engineering and bridge building, transportation engineering, environmental engineering and materials engineering.

Natural Resource and Engineering Career Exploration

Michigan Tech hosts a six day trip to explore environmental science and engineering majors for all high school students in Detroit and Wayne Counties. Included in the exploration are forestry, natural resources, wildlife, engineering, and water quality activities.

“Design a Sustainable Future” Teacher Institute

Teachers of grades 4–12 convene on the MTU campus for a workshop providing them with the tools for sharing STEM education with their students including product life cycles, building design, renewable energy sources, low impact site design, water reuse, and smart transportation.

Rail and Intermodal Transportation Summer Youth Program

A week long exploration for students entering grades 9-12, the program is a collaboration between MTU and the University of Wisconsin-Superior. Hands-on and classroom activities include exploring the effects of rail stability, operating a computer locomotive simulator, and investigating logistics management operations with field experiences in Michigan, Wisconsin, and Minnesota.

National Summer Transportation Institute

Michigan’s only National Summer Transportation Institute (NSTI) is a two-week residential program allowing students to explore transportation industries. Students learn about planes, trains, ships, and automobiles through hands-on activities and group projects, tour the Mackinac Bridge Authority and get behind-the-scenes information about the Mighty Mac, and travel to Sault Ste. Marie and learn firsthand about the largest waterway traffic system on Earth—the Soo Locks shipping canal between Lake Superior and the lower Great Lakes.