The University of Rhode Island Transportation Center will host a one-week Landscape Architecture/Sustainable Development Academy for high school freshmen who have completed the STI program, sophomores, juniors and seniors.The focus will be on sustainable development on the campus, in the community and in the city. Students will learn what sustainability means and how it influences the design of communities and landscapes. Participants will visit a range of landscapes, meet designers and installers and learn about the skills and methods that professionals use in the design of sustainable places. There is a growing need for design professionals who are well versed in the methods of sustainable design and installation.The session will take place from 8:30 am – 4:00 pm. Transportation from a central pick-up point in Providence is available. Supervision will be by the program director, program coordinator, interns and industry professionals.
All costs, including meals, field trips and supplies, will be covered by the Rhode Island Department of TransportationÃs educational outreach programs and the Federal Highway Administration.
- Must be a Rhode Island resident
- In 9th*, 10th, 11th, 12th grade for the upcoming school year
- Cumulative grade point average of 2.5 (on a 4.0 scale)
- An interest in math, science, engineering or a transportation-related career
- Written essay and transcript or copy of report card
- A brief interview with the program director
* 9th graders must have completed the URITC’s STI program
For more information, contact Tory Perrotta at (401) 874-7075 or firstname.lastname@example.org