Summer Transportation Institute Goals

The Cuesta College Summer Transportation Institute will be a 2-week, non-residential program for 30 middle school girls in San Luis Obispo County.  The program will: 

  1. Improve STEM skills,
  2. Provide awareness about transportation careers, and
  3. Encourage girls to consider transportation related fields of study.

Siginificant time will be committed to classroom instruction. 

At this camp, you will:

  • Learn how different parts of the transportation system work together
  • Learn how to fly using a airplaine simulator 
  • Go behind the scenes on exciting field trips like an airport & Maritime Museum
  • Tour Cuesta College campus and get a feel for college life

Important Dates

Camp dates & times: June 17 - June 28, 2019 (9 AM to 4 PM daily, Monday through Friday)

Application dates: APPLY HERE!

  • Applications due May 31
  • Applicants informed of admissions: June 7

Student & Parent orientation: Friday June 14, 2019, 4 PM at San Luis Obispo Cuesta College Campus

Participant Requirements

  • Identify as Female (priority given to disadvantaged students)
  • Completed pre-algebra or will be qualified to enroll in pre-algebra in the coming school year
  • 2.0 grade point average on a 4.0 scale
  • Interest in STEM education or career
  • Letter of Recommendation from a teacher or guidance counselor
  • Statement explaining reasons for wanting to participate and how the summer program can assist her in meeting education/career goals
  • Attend program orientation with a parent or guardian upon selection
  • Commit to full participation in the summer program without planned absences due to conflicting activities.