Students experience technology fun

Impact, Winter 2002

More than 1,000 students from 34 high schools throughout metro Detroit attended UDM’s Technology Discovery Day 2002, Oct. 18. The event, sponsored by the College of Engineering & Science, included a chemistry magic show, explorations in Biology, and corporate displays from Ford Motor Company, DaimlerChrysler, General Motors, Regal Plastics, Detroit Diesel, Hubbell, Roth & Clark, Inc., and Giffels-Webster Engineering.

 

The students participated in a variety of competitions to test their engineering and science skills, such as designing a toothpick bridge to withstand weight, creating a mousetrap car for maximum speed, and building the highest straw tower.

The purpose of the annual event is to generate stronger interest in the engineering and science curricula and show young students that science and engineering can be fun.