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College of Engineering & Science hosts annual Tech Day For Metro Detroit Students

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March 31, 2015

University of Detroit Mercy College of Engineering & Science will host its 25th Annual Technology Discovery Day Event– STEM SPRING FLING on Friday, April 17, 2015 from 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Over 700 high school students from Metro Detroit will be participating in this year's event.

Since 1990, UDM's College of Engineering & Science has hosted an annual Technology Discovery Day event for high school students and teachers in the metropolitan Detroit area. At "Tech Day," a variety of displays and activities from the College and local companies expose students to engineering and science.

"Competitions are meant to expand and challenge the minds of students interested in exciting career opportunities," said Pamela Rhoades Todd, director of Pre-College Programs for the College of Engineering & Science, and organizer of Technology Discovery Day, or "Tech Day."

"This is an opportunity for students to learn and to generate stronger interest in the engineering, science, technology and math fields by proving to them that science is more fun than most of us think," she added.

Competitions Include:

  • Catapult- How far can you fling it?
  • Egg Drop-How far can it fall before it breaks?
  • Jeopardy- Move over Alex...Teams compete on math, physics, chemistry, computers, biology and general science questions.
  • King of the Hill- Create a competition vehicle!
  • Rube Goldberg- You invent the perfect machine!
  • Screaming Contest- How loud can you scream?
  • Wipe Out - Tech Day Edition
  • Challenge 24
  • Toothpick Bridge- How much weight will it hold?

Other activities for Tech Day include the annual Chemistry Magic Show, sponsored by the students and faculty of the University's Chemistry Club, as well as an array of displays from local companies and departments throughout the College of Engineering and Science and Chemistry buildings and Calihan Hall.

An awards presentation will conclude the event at 12:15 p.m. in Calihan Hall to recognize the winners of the various competitions. Each registered high school student will receive a free Tech Day t-shirt for participating in the event.

UDM would like to thank Quicken Loans, Penske, Chrysler, Ford Motor Company and C.F. Burger Creamery for all their support with this year's Technology Discovery Day.

For more information about the event, please contact Pamela Rhoades Todd at 313-993-3374 or visit UDM's Tech Discovery Day site.

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