National Summer Transportation Institute (NSTI)

NSTI students.
NSTI Students.
NSTI visiting the Erie Canal Locks.
Earthquake Center at UB.

About the NSTI

The National Summer Transportation Institute (NSTI) program is a highly competitive scholarship program that provides 30 high school students with a great chance to investigate careers and educational opportunities in today's transportation industry and beyond.

Students participate in discussions, hands-on design competitions, and trips to study local and regional transportation hotspots. They also spend time with industry role models and a diverse group of students.

NSTI scholarship funding is provided by a Federal Highway Administration grant.

Program Details

  • One-week non-residential program
  • High school students only (rising 9th grade to rising 12th grade)
  • Participation is completely free and students will receive free field trip transportation and lunches
  • Learn about transportation engineering through awesome hands-on activities and group projects
  • Tour the regional traffic operation center and transit authority in Greater Niagara Falls and Buffalo region
  • Tour of Buffalo International Airport and Air Control Tower
  • Cruise along Erie Canal in Lockport
  • Spend time with professionals from transportation authorities and industry
  • Leadership and communication training program
  • College preparation and admission process
  • Minority or underrepresented students are encouraged to apply

NSTI through the Years

For five consecutive years, SSISTL core faculty members Dr. Qing He, Dr. Adel Sadek and Dr. Qian Wang have being awarded grants by the Federal Highway Administration to host the NSTI at UB.

Contact Information

Dr. Qing He

Department of Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering

Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering

University at Buffalo

313 Bell Hall Buffalo, NY 14260

P: 716.645.3470 F: 716.645.3302