The College of Engineering offers many opportunities for current students, faculty and staff to get involved in community initiatives. We also partner with and provide services to many local community organizations interested in STEM education.
Through various pathways, industry leaders can engage with the college to strengthen experiential learning opportunities, invest in the STEM pipeline and join collaborative hubs to help create industry centers of excellence that address specific technology areas.
Throughout the year, our office participates in dozens of events and initiatives where students are needed. From mentoring and tutoring to one-day event volunteering, students can impact the lives of others in the local community. Here are just some of the opportunities for involvement:
- American Red Cross blood drive
- Birmingham STEM Saturdays
- Boy Scouts of America
- Code Day Detroit
- College of Engineering and Computer Science Summer Camps
- Detroit Area Pre-College Engineering Program (DAPCEP)
- Detroit Rescue Mission Soup Kitchen
- Earthworks Urban Farming
- Ford Motor Company College Community Challenge
Current students can enroll in service learning courses related to community engagement for college credit. If you are a biomedical engineering student you can enroll in any undergraduate BME design course, engaging in projects that will improve quality of life in the surrounding community. If you are a student in other engineering departments you can design your own service learning activity with assistance from our office. Speak to your department advisor to get started.
Co-curricular volunteer opportunities for pre-med students
The Wayne State University School of Medicine offers many opportunities for pre-med students to get involved on and off campus.
Faculty and staff
Our office needs the expertise and leadership of faculty and staff members for our many partnerships. Additionally, our office can coordinate K-12 student visits to your laboratory or events.
Partners, alumni and friends
If you are a community organization or group and would like to learn about partnering with the College of Engineering, contact Jasmine Roberson. Alumni can get involved through our Engineering Alumni Volunteer Corps.