July 27, 2021
The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) and Lanier High School partner for two-week Online Summer Transportation Construction Institute
UTSA faculty members, Dr. Tulio Sulbaran and Dr. Sandeep Langar
Sidney Lanier High School teachers, Juan Morales and George Trevino
Rising 9th – 11th grade SAISD students
Now through July 30, 2021
Lanier High School, 1514 W. Cesar E. Chavez Blvd.
The Online Summer Transportation Construction Institute kicked off its two-week program on July 19, using an online curriculum with virtual hands-on activities in every session. Now in its second week, the 10-day program, a partnership between UTSA and SAISD, runs through July 30 and will inform participants about opportunities and career choices associated with the construction of transportation infrastructure. The institute comprises 19 sessions focusing on students’ STEM/TEKS knowledge and soft skills.
Rising 9th-11th grade students and two teachers from SAISD are participating in this program, which is being funded by the Federal Highway Administration and the Texas Department of Transportation. While the institute is virtual, the online activities are being conducted at the computer labs of Lanier High School. Two high school teachers from Lanier are actively involved with the delivery of the summer instruction.
The daily schedule includes sessions on safety, infrastructure for air, land, water transportation, multimodal transportation, communication, technologies used to develop transportation infrastructure, leadership, team building and other professional skills.
The participating students also benefit from active interaction with professional guest speakers representing various agencies such as Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC), City of San Antonio, San Antonio International Airport, UTSA, Via Metropolitan Transit, WSP-USA, and others.