2019 Transportation Summer Camps in Oregon: Student Application
The Transportation Research and Education Center (TREC) at Portland State University is hosting our 4th annual summer of transportation camps for Oregon high schoolers. We offer students an immersive introduction to the workings of the transportation system that includes classroom work as well as computer training, field trips, and hands-on projects.

Approximately 90 high school students, predominantly female and female-identified, from across the state of Oregon will receive full scholarships to participate in these programs. Students must be currently enrolled in an Oregon high school come the fall of 2019.

Admission to the camps is FREE but this application and academic recommendation (to be submitted following the application) is required. You will receive a copy of your application via email, immediately upon submission.

Learn more about the four camps we're offering this summer: https://trec.pdx.edu/education/k-12-education
Questions: Contact us at asktrec@pdx.edu

Email address *
Admission Decisions
Due to limited space, admission to the National Summer Transportation Institute (NSTI) is competitive, and priority will be given to students who have not previously attended. The competitiveness of admission will be based on the number of applications received and the qualifications of the applicants. Enrolling an academically qualified, diverse student body is essential to the NSTI, so applicants from underrepresented communities are especially encouraged to apply. In addition to academics, individual circumstances listed below are also considered as part of the overall assessment of each application.

- Outstanding talent, achievement, or aptitude in a particular area
- Contribution to the diversity of the student body, including (but not limited to) culture, gender, age, economic background, race, or geographic location
- First-generation college student (student would be the first in the family to attend college)
- Evidence of having overcome social, economic, or physical barriers to academic achievement
- Extenuating circumstances

Applying for a Camp
Application deadline: we are still accepting applications for open camps. Decisions will be made on a rolling basis.
Which camp are you applying to? (Your 1st priority) *
If you have a second camp you're interested in, please select your 2nd priority:
Student Information
Due to limited space, admission to this program is competitive and we seek to enroll an academically qualified and diverse group of students. To fulfill this goal, we ask for your race/ethnicity, gender, etc.
Student Name *
Your answer
Phone Number *
Your answer
How did you hear about the camp? *
Your answer
Ethnicity *
Gender *
Three of the summer camps are only open to students who identify as female (cis and trans gender).
Your answer
Reasonable Accommodation
We are committed to the full inclusion of all qualified individuals. If you are in need of reasonable accommodation in order to participate in the transportation camp, please describe.
Your answer
Student Education
School Name *
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In the Fall of 2019, you will be in: *
Students must be currently enrolled in an Oregon high school come the fall of 2019.
Grade point average (GPA) *
Your answer
Knowledge of Math and Science *
Please list all math and science classes you have taken since 7th grade
Your answer
Career Interests in Transportation *
In approximately 300 words, please describe your career interests, interest in transportation, and how these camps can help you reach your goals.
Your answer
Academic and Community Achievements *
Please describe areas that you have excelled in (e.g. science, math, history, the arts) and any awards, achievements and organizational memberships.
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Parent / Guardian Information
Parent/Guardian first and last name(s) *
Your answer
Home address *
Street Address, City, State, Zip Code
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Parent/Guardian phone number(s) *
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Parent/Guardian email address(es) *
Separate multiple emails with a comma (,)
Your answer
Highest level of education completed by parent/guardian *
Academic Recommendation
You will need to ask a teacher, counselor or someone familiar with your academic work to fill out a recommendation form. Once you submit an application, we will follow up with a direct email and link to the recommendation form (please allow up to three business days).
Name of the person you have asked to fill out a recommendation form for you: *
Your answer
Email address of the person you have asked to fill out a recommendation form for you: *
Your answer
Program Sponsors
This mix of residential and day camps in Oregon are supported by a variety of sponsoring partners: the National Summer Transportation Institute progam of the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), the U.S. Department of Transportation through the National Institute for Transportation and Communities, and the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT).

These camps are hosted at Portland State University (PSU) and Oregon Tech, and offered through the Transportation Research and Education Center (TREC) at PSU.

A copy of your responses will be emailed to the address you provided.
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