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#KCSTI 2015 Day 9: National Society Black Engineers & FAASTeam

June 25, 2015 Students kicked off Day 9 of KCSTI by working on their trusses. They then heard a presentation from Scott Laurent, director of the Office of Services for Students with Disabilities at UMKC. He explained some basic information about disabilities. Scott also shared information about supports and accommodations that UMKC and other colleges […]

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#KCSTI 2015 Day 7 & Day 8: #GARMIN and MO State Highway Patrol

June 23, 2015 KCSTI students traveled to Garmin, a global business, to explore the world of navigational tools. From flight simulators to sonar marine devices, the students learned the features of Garmin’s most successful gadgets. They also witnessed the construction of the fundamental basis of all computer products – circuit boards. After lunch, the students […]

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#KCSTI 2015 Day 6: #Leawood Ironwoods Park

Monday, June 22, 2015 The students went to the Leawood Ironwoods Park. They engaged in multiple team-building and problem-solving activities. Important concepts like communication and listening were put into action as students worked together with facilitators to complete the obstacle courses at the park. After lunch, the students climbed the rock wall obstacle course. Many of the […]

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#KCSTI Day 5: #Aviation Institute of Maintenance & the KCATA

Friday, June 19, 2015: Students visited the Aviation Institute of Maintenance (AIM). The students learned about aviation mechanics and were able to experience hands on activities to learn more about the field. After AIM, the participants traveled to Kansas City Area Transportation Authority (KCATA) to learn more about the Metro system. The students played a bus […]

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#KCSTI 2015 Day 4: University of Missouri-Kansas City

June 18, 2015: On Day 4 of KCSTI, students toured UMKC and learned all about campus life. The students learned about the various student organizations and other opportunities to become involved on campus. After lunch, students were joined by Sandra Campbell for a presentation on the life of Bessie Coleman. She shared the hardships and accomplishments […]

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#KCSTI 2015 Day 3: Johnson County Executive Airport

June 17, 2015 On the third day of the Kansas City Summer Transportation Institute, the youth traveled to the Johnson County Executive Airport to learn about helicopters and related technologies. Local television personality, Johnny Rowlands, made an appearance to answer questions about his work and life as a helicopter pilot and broadcaster. Today the students also began […]

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#KCSTI 2015 Day 2: General Motors #Fairfax Assembly Plant

June 16, 2015 On Day 2 of KCSTI 2015, local students toured the General Motors Fairfax Assembly Plant in Kansas City, MO. The students were excited to experience and learn firsthand how the Chevy Malibu and Buick Lacrosse are built in their hometown. Eddie Henderson gave an insightful tour of the facilities, including information on how many cars […]

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KCSTI 2015 Day 1 Kicks Off!

June 15, 2015 kicked off Day 1 of the 2015 Kansas City Summer Transportation Institute at the University of Missouri-Kansas City Campus, a six-week intensive summer training for students to learn about careers in the transportation industry.  The day began with a meet and greet activity. The students then got an introduction to the transportation […]

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Extended application period ends today!

Today is the last day to to submit an application for KCSTI 2015. Don’t miss the opportunity to be involved in four weeks that could change your life! If you know any incoming 9th, 10th, and 11th grade high school students that would be interested in learning about careers in transportation in an intense, all […]

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Application Deadline for KCSTI 2015 Extended!

The deadline to submit an application for KCSTI 2015 has been extended until April 13, 2015.   Don’t miss the opportunity to be involved in four weeks that could change your life! If you know any incoming 9th, 10th, and 11th grade high school students that would be interested in learning about careers in transportation in an […]

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