April 13, 2016

UDM's College of Engineering & Science will host the 26th annual Technology Discovery Day on Friday, April 15. The event will be held from 9 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. at the Student Fitness Center and throughout UDM’s McNichols Campus.

“Tech Day” is an event that aims to introduce high school students and teachers in the metropolitan Detroit area to a variety of displays and activities from the College and local companies involving engineering and science. This will include nursing simulation labs, creative competitions, campus tours, a chemistry magic show, a drunk driving simulation and much more.

"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 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 will include:

  • Catapult – How far can you fling it?
  • Egg Drop – How far can it fall before it breaks?
  • King of the Hill – Create a competition vehicle!
  • Toothpick Bridge – How much weight will it hold?
  • Screaming Contest – How loud can you scream?
  • Challenge 24 – How fast can you use math to make 24?
  • Wipeout: Tech Day Mind Edition

An award ceremony will conclude the event beginning at 12:15 p.m. to recognize the winners of these competitions. Lunch will not be provided but will be available for purchase in the lobby of the Student Fitness Center. Each registered high school student will receive UDM swag for participating in the event.

Register for Tech Day online. Registration, as well as a UDM Photo Release Form for each student, is due by Friday, April 1.

For additional information about pre-college Engineering & Science programs at UDM, please contact Pamela Rhoades Todd at 313-993-3374 or