High school students from Los Angeles area to learn about transportation, aviation at Cal State L.A.

What:  California State University, Los Angeles to hold its annual Summer Transportation Institute, a two-week program to introduce promising Los Angeles-area high school students to career opportunities in the transportation and aviation industries.

When:  July 7 – July 19, 2014,  8 a.m.-5 p.m.  Popsicle-Stick Bridge Challenge: Friday, July 18, 10 a.m., in E&T C163.

Where:  Cal State L.A.’s Engineering & Technology building classrooms. The University is located at the Eastern Avenue exit, San Bernardino (I-10) Freeway, at the interchange of 10 and 710 Freeways. For a campus map and directions: http://www.calstatela.edu/univ/maps/index.php

More:  The Summer Transportation Institute includes field trips to a transportation agency and the Flabob Airport in Riverside; engineering projects that promote hands-on learning and teamwork; guest speakers who will discuss their work and answer questions from students; and numerous on-campus educational activities.

Info:  For more information on the summer institute, call the Cal State L.A. Civil Engineering Department at (323) 343-4450. To arrange for photos or interviews, please contact the Cal State L.A. Communications and Public Affairs office at (323) 343-3050.

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