Curricular engagement opportunities

Resources are provided to faculty and students leverage their work for local students, schools, and community partners. Faculty and students are encouraged to engage in the following opportunities:

K-12 Engineering Summer Academy and Saturday STEM Programs

The engineering summer academy provides K-12 students opportunities to help them think about careers in engineering and computer science by teaching them skills that are necessary for those fields. We work with faculty, graduate and undergraduate students, and community partners to leverage their knowledge in STEM to engage with K-12 students.

Curriculum / Modules

Provide curriculum / modules support for K-12 students to discover and identify a problem, research it, identify possible solutions, evaluate and assess their solutions, and defend the final prototype to a panel of experts. This entire process gives students a chance to participate in a tangible, cross-curricular learning experience.

Lab / Workshop

Provide two- or four-hour laboratory/workshop experiment for students during the summer or Saturday program to allow them to experience science firsthand. The office will supply materials, reserve lab, and set up and breakdown the lab.

Provide hand on workshops activities to give students the chance to "do" science, to experience science as a way of systematically exploring and knowing, rather than to encounter science as a body of knowledge or history of accumulated facts and ideas to be memorized.

Industry Connection

Connect with industry partners to offer an interactive site visit or STEM visit. Industry partners may also volunteer with the summer program.

Graduate and Undergrad Student Recommendation

Recommend graduate and undergraduate students that will receive a paid assignment to support the summer program by serving as an instructor or mentor.

C2 Pipeline

C2 Pipeline is a program sponsored by Wayne State University funded through the Michigan Department of Education's 21st Century Community Learning Center funds. The program focuses on increasing graduation rates, improving academics, and helping to ensure students are college and career ready. It currently operates in twenty-four Metro Detroit high schools, serving grades 9-12. C2 Pipeline consists of three main components: 24 afterschool programming centers, annual summer programs, and the Innovation & Curiosity Center.

Guest Speakers

We are constantly seeking guest speakers to provide students with a first-hand look at STEM careers and job opportunities that they didn't know were available to them.

Detroit Area Pre-College Engineering Program (DAPCEP)

DAPCEP thrives on connecting metropolitan-Detroit youth to exciting educational opportunities in STEM – science, technology, engineering, and math! On Saturdays during the fall and spring, and in camp-format over the summer, we place youth on university campuses to learn everything from renewable energy engineering to computer programming to the mathematics of music. DAPCEP welcome all students who are in grades Kindergarten through 12th to explore the world of STEM.

Guest Speakers

We are constantly seeking guest speakers to provide students with a first-hand look at STEM careers and job opportunities that they didn't know were available to them.

Lab / Workshop

Provide two- or four-hour laboratory/workshop experiment for students during the summer or Saturday program to allow them to experience science firsthand. The office will supply materials, reserve lab, and set up and breakdown the lab.

Summer Math and Science Honors (SMASH) Academy

SMASH Academy is a three-year STEM-intensive residential college prep program that empowers students to deepen their talents and pursue STEM careers.

STEMscursions

Offer specially designed, hands-on STEM activity that show your students the real-world application. Engage more deeply with the SMASH scholars to strengthen the university partnership and pipeline. Faculty and graduate student will lead an activity for one hour. Students will be grouped in cohorts including rising 10th, 11th, and 12th grade students. Schedule for summer 2020 may be found here, within the doc you will see the days and times filled out and broken down by Cohort Year (1=rising sophomores, 2=rising juniors, 3=rising seniors)