Community Outreach - College of Engineering and Science
UDM’s K12 STEM Programs
Each year, the College provides outreach programs to 4,000 students between 4th and 12th grade through Saturday classes, summer camps and exciting curriculum designed to motivate the next generation to consider careers in engineering and science. These programs include:
Ford Innovation Camp: UDM’s partnership with Ford, Dassault and Georgia Tech continued this summer, supported by a grant from the Ford Fund. The College expanded the range of high schools involved in this program to increase the diversity of students.
Camp Infinity was offered at UDM this summer to 40 Metro Detroit-area fourth through seventh grade girls supported by a grant from the GM Foundation. The camp enabled the students to meet women professionals who work in technological fields, develop a website sharing interests, and participate in fun, interesting and educational activities associated with robotics technology.
Transit Camp, aimed at attracting students to careers in transportation, expanded to two one-week sessions through a grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation. This doubled the student who participated in a visit to the MI Intelligent Transportation Systems (MITS) Center, attended lectures by transportation leaders and developed hands- on projects.
In spring 2012, the College offered 19 sections of nine courses as part of the DAPCEP Saturday Program. Students from 4th to 12th grades attended courses in such areas as entrepreneurship and innovation, the science of life, alternative fuel vehicles, forensic science and city planning.
Students Participate on Research Teams
High school students from Detroit Country Day Upper School participated in UDM Biology faculty research teams this summer.
Electric Vehicle Charging Stations
In cooperation with DTE Energy, two electric vehicle charging stations were installed on the west side of Calihan Hall. Charging is provided free of charge as a service to the UDM community and visitors.