Summer Program at the U of M Will Let Students Explore Transportation
release: April 26, 2004
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often is called the transportation hub of the United States.
This summer, middle school students and teachers can explore
the transportation industry from the inside during the CN
Summer Youth Transportation Institute at the University of
in its second year, CNYTI introduces middle school students
to the relationships between science, math, and engineering
in school and to careers in the transportation industry. The
two-week program will include field trips to transportation
centers such as CN and FedEx, daily engineering design competitions,
and hands-on scientific experiments and simulations.
Institute will be held July 12-23. Activities will run from
8 a.m. to noon at the Herff College of Engineering on the
U of M campus. There is no charge for the program.
living in Shelby County and entering the seventh, eighth or
ninth grades for the 2004-05 academic year, and their teachers,
are eligible to attend CNYTI. For more information, or to
register, call 678-5282 or go online to www.ce.memphis.edu/cnyti.
program is funded by CN, the Canadian National Railway Company.
CN is one of the largest railroads in North America, spanning
Canada and mid-America, from the Atlantic and Pacific oceans
to the Gulf of Mexico. It employs more than 450 people in
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