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CR2C2 Supported Summer High School Transportation Institute   

On July 18, 2023, CR2C2 supported the Summer Transportation Institute and hosted a record 20 participants. The participants were rising juniors and seniors hailing from North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, New York, Texas, Maryland, and Virginia. These high-achieving students were selected based on their interest in STEM/Transportation, recommendation letters, their engagement with extra-curricular and community, and their academic performance. 


The participants had the opportunity to dive into the details of autonomous vehicles. Specifically, one our self-driving cars was brought to event and the students were able to get a thorough explanation and see in real time the different components of the self-driving car.  

Additionally, students were provided with the opportunity to experience first-hand our car simulator in CR2C2 Center.

Later, they paid a visit to our robotics where we shared our ongoing and featured research projects on AVs and UAVs through demo footage from previous AV and UAV developments.

Program BackgroundThe Summer High School Transportation Institute (STI) is an enriching educational opportunity for rising high school juniors and seniors. Since its first STI program in 1993, N.C. A&T’s Transportation Institute has introduced hundreds of high school students to careers and academic pursuits in transportation. Many individuals have gone on to have successful careers with Fortune 500 companies and government entities. As the oldest National Summer Transportation Institute program in the nation, N.C. A&T is proud to have earned a reputation for offering an exceptional quality educational experience. 


During the summer STI experience, usually conducted in-person on the N.C. A&T campus, students are exposed to supply chain management, the various modes of transportation and STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) topics and disciplines. They also conduct personal development activities through classroom instruction, group projects and on-site field trips.


Historically, 40% of the program's participants become Aggies and about 40% of those go on to pursue transportation in their education and career.