2013 UMES SUMMER TRANSPORTATION
UMES is the host
site for a two-week summer program for underserved middle-schoolers on the
lower Eastern Shore of Maryland looking to explore careers in the field of
by the Federal Highway Administration through the Maryland State Highway
Administration, the goal of the program is to create awareness and stimulate
interest in the transportation industry, said Dr. Joseph Arumala, a professor
of technology at UMES and the program’s director.
will undergo an integrated program of math, science, English and communication,
as well as participate in activities, field projects and trips to local land,
air and water transportation-related facilities,” Arumala said.
Summer Transportation Institute is a day program and takes place June 24 to
July 5, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. There is no cost to
selected students. Participants receive
a TI-83 graphing calculator and are provided lunch.
Applicants must have a minimum 2.0
GPA and be enrolled in grades 7-8 for the 2013-14 school year in Worcester,
Wicomico or Somerset county schools.
Underserved, female and first time applicants are encouraged to apply,
Arumala said. A completed application
and copy of student transcript must be received by June 14. Call 410-651-6472 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.