MiSTI UTC for Materials in Sustainable Transportation Infrastructure


In 2005, SAFETEA-LU legislation authorized the funding for the formation of 60 centers seated at universities across the US. These centers each focus on areas of expertise in transportation research, education, workforce development, and technology transfer.

At Michigan Tech, the University Transportation Center for Materials in Sustainable Transportation Infrastructure (UTC-MiSTI), is exploring the role materials play in the sustainability of our transportation infrastructure.

Faculty and research staff with expertise in aggregates and soils, portland cement concretes, and asphalts, are exploring innovative materials and processes for creating a transportation infrastructure that meets our needs for maintaining global competitiveness, relies less on limited natural resources, is more economical to construct, repair and maintain, and promotes environmental stewardship without compromising mobility, safety, and accessibility.

Through distinctive educational programs and professional outreach, UTC-MiSTI is educating and developing a workforce of future sustainable transportation materials specialists ready to meet the demands of the transportation industry and the world.

2010-2012 MiSTI Final Annual Report

The 2010-2012 MiSTI Final Annual Report has been posted. Please visit our Publications page to view the report.

2009-2010 MiSTI Annual Report

The 2009-2010 MiSTI Annual Report has been posted. Please visit our Publications page to view the report.

National Summer Transportation Institute 2012

Michigan Tech's National Summer Transportation Institute (NSTI) is a two-week residential program that allows students to explore career and educational paths supporting today's transportation industry and future needs.

Some of the topics and activities include:
  • Learn about planes, trains, ships, and automobiles through cool hands-on activities and group projects.
  • Tour the Mackinac Bridge and get behind-the-scenes information about the "Mighty Mac"—the third-longest suspension bridge in the world.
  • Travel to Sault Ste. Marie and learn firsthand about the largest waterway traffic system on earth— the Soo Locks shipping canal between Lake Superior and the lower Great Lakes.
  • Spen time with other smart students in a vibrant university setting.
  • Enjoy great recreational activities and time outdoors in the beautiful Keweenaw Peninsula.

More information can be found at http://youthprograms.mtu.edu/about-nsti.php

Click Here to open up the 2012 NSTI photo album. New photos will be added daily.

Click Here to open up the 2011 NSTI photo album.

The 2010 NSTI Final Report can be found at http://www.misti.mtu.edu/10_NSTI/NSTI_Final_Report_2010.pdf

Click Here to open up the 2010 NSTI photo album.

Click Here to open up the 2009 NSTI photo album.

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UTC-MiSTI Featured as the May 2010 UTC Spotlight by RITA

UTC-MiSTI is featured in the May 2010 UTC Spotlight publication by the USDOT's Research and Innovative Technology Administration for its recent technology transfer activites.

2011 Michigan Construction Career Days

The The 2011 Michigan Construction Career Days were held April 26 & 27, 2011 at the Ingham County Fairgrounds in Mason, Michigan.

Many of Michigan's construction professionals were on site to show young people how they can change the world with a career in construction.

Click the logo to the left to open another page that has image galleries from this year's event.

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