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Tagged: “2015”

Congratulations to the 2015 Class of #KCSTI Graduates!

On July 14, 2015, students, family members, project staff and community leaders joined together for the annual closing ceremony to celebrate another successful year of the Kansas City Summer Transportation institute. Cindy Terwilliger, Federal Transit Administration gave the opening remarks and served as the emcee for the event. KCSTI was very honored to have Joe […]

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#KCSTI 2015, Day 14: #UMKC School of Computing & Engineering and Aviation Technical Services at the #KC International #Airport

July 2, 2015: The day began with a tour of the UMKC School of Computing and Engineering, given by academic advisor, Micah Hildreth. Following the tour, Dr. Bob Riggs, UMKC Physics professor, presented a hands-on demo highlighting some of the subjects he covers in his physics courses, such as forces, pressure, and magnetics. Later in the afternoon, KCSTI students continued their journey […]

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#KCSTI 2015 Day 13: Charles B. Wheeler Downtown Airport

July 1, 2015: Students toured the Charles B. Wheeler Downtown Airport. They got an inside look at the Air Traffic Control Tower with presenter Les Moore, Air Traffic Manager. Students learned about the operation of the control tower and its function. Did you know the downtown airport tower traffic provides on an average 250 airplane operations […]

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#KCSTI Day 11: Metropolitan Community College School of #Business and #Technology

June 29, 2015: Can you believe it’s already the third week of KCSTI?! Today, the participants traveled to Metropolitan Community College School of Business and Technology. They learned all about the MCC system and the benefits of earning a two-year degree, specifically in business or technology. The students were given a tour of the campus where […]

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#KCSTI Day 10: Federal #Railroad Administration & US Army Corps of #Engineers

Friday, June 26, 2015 Students started Day 10 off at the Swinney Recreation Center shooting some hoops and playing volleyball. The students then heard a presentation from the Federal Railroad Administration. They learned about rail safety and how they can protect themselves while driving across railroad tracks. After lunch, the participants participated in a presentation […]

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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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