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June 09, 2015

Young people can explore academic areas in exciting programs offered this summer on University of Detroit Mercy’s McNichols Campus. Participants can choose from science, technology, engineering, math, architecture and more. These programs provide enrichment for young students and give them a taste of college life at UDM.

“Our summer programs immerse young people in hands-on programs that make Science, Technology, Engineering and Math – or STEM – learning fun, innovative, engaging, challenging and rewarding,” said Pamela Rhodes Todd, director of Pre-College Programs for the College of Engineering & Science, which has run summer programs for many years.

“Aligned with the UDM mission, our summer programs seek to integrate the intellectual, spiritual, ethical and social development of our participants,” she added. “Our goal is to get our program participants to imagine a better world – and then create it.”

For more information about any of these programs, please visit the Summer program page.

Architecture: For students completing grades 9-12, June 22-26, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., $400
High school students learn concepts of architecture, design and engineering through hands-on projects, learning how to use the professional-level equipment in the university studio.

Michigan Council of Women in Technology’s Camp Infinity: For girls ages 9-13, June 22-26, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., approximately $45
This weeklong summer tech camp focuses on video game design, robotics and design techniques, presenting technology as a fun, fulfilling option for girls. Presentations from professionals from area companies by role models in the field are designed to encourage participants to continue learning about technology.

Digital Media: For students completing grades 9-12, June 22-26, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., $400
High school students will be introduced to fundamental concepts of digital media including design, graphics and video, working in the university studio.

STEPS: For girls in grades 9-12, July 6-17, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., $450
Science Technology Engineering Preview Summer Camp introduces high school girls to the world of engineering, science and robotics, giving them college-level activities, which include building and programming a robot.

TRANSIT Smart Moves: For students in grades 9-12, July 6-17, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., $450
High school students explore transportation and civil engineering through LEGO NXT Robotics. Labs and discussions led by university professors and high school science teachers are supplemented with presentations from Ford Motor Company, MDOT and more.

UNITE/SAT College Bound PREP: For students in grades 9-11, July 6-24, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., $600
Students experience a university freshman engineering curriculum, with lots of hands-on activities emphasizing teamwork.

Ford-UDM/Georgia Tech Innovation: For students in grades 9-12, July 14-24, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., $450
Participants will use the latest design and collaborative software tools to design, test and manufacture complex systems. This unique program is for students in ninth through twelfth grades with an interest in pursuing engineering or related fields.

Dentistry Summer Enrichment Program: For students college-aged and on a pre-dental track, May 18 - June 26, 2015, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Free (Camp enrollment is currently full)
The Summer Enrichment Program, conducted at the School of Dentistry, is a six-week summer program. The Summer Enrichment Program's purpose is to provide educational experiences to assist individuals toward matriculation and graduation from dental school, targeting educationally and/or economically disadvantaged applicants.

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