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The UNM Engineering Student Services (ESS) with the support of the U.S. Department of Transportation and the U.S. Army Education Outreach Program (AEOP) is sponsoring the Summer Transportation Institute (STI)/UNITE Program for high school students. This summer program will take place on the University of New Mexico campus in Albuquerque and is free of charge to participants.

The STI/UNITE program is designed to encourage and help prepare students to pursue college-level studies, and ultimately, careers in engineering and related STEM fields. Visit last year's Schedule link above to see the various projects students will participate in.


-STI Program (residential): Sunday, June 5th through Friday, June 24th
-UNITE Program (commuter): Sunday, June5th through Friday, July 1st

Program activities include:

Field trips to transportation and STEM related business sites
Projects that promote hands-on learning, critical thinking and team building
Guest speakers who will discuss their work and opportunities in their field
Courses that will enhance participant knowledge in English, mathematics and computer skills
Recreational and social activities during the evening and on weekends

The selection criteria for the STI/UNITE program:

1) Students must be enrolled in a recognized secondary school
2) Students must be a sophomore or junior advancing into their jurnior or senior year
3) Having a grade point average of 3.0 will be considered favorably (2.0 GPA minimum)
4) Must be committed to completing the entire program. Students in the UNITE Program are expected to return
to the program next year.

Applications must include:

1) A personal statement (400-500) words explaining why the student wants to participate in the STI program.
2) A letter of recommendation from a teacher and high school counselor
3) A copy of current high school transcripts (unofficial transcripts are acceptable)
4) A copy of any standardized test scores, if available
5) Completed and signed application form


Downloadable Information Sheet