Engineers play a pivotal role in revitalizing and sustaining their communities through research and innovation. College of Engineering students lead in their community by introducing local children to career opportunities in science and technology fields. They are involved in a variety of K-12 programs such as the Detroit-Area Pre-College Engineering Program and the Department of Computer Science's summer camps.
The College of Engineering Educational Outreach and Community Engagement Office facilitates collaboration with the college's community and partners, including K-12 schools, other universities, nonprofit organizations, government entities and businesses. The office achieves its goals through curricular engagement, community engagement and K-12 outreach efforts.
Partnerships with business leaders in the Wayne State community allow the college to close the gap between academics and industry, leading to improved learning outcomes, maximum value of research, stronger commercial impact and a greater number of top-level engineering prospects with relevant industrial skills.