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Preparing elementary and high school students for STEM

October 10, 2016

The College of Engineering & Science welcomed more than 250 metro Detroit students between the 4th and 12th grades to the 6-week science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) program this past weekend.

The program is offered through the Detroit Area Pre-College Engineering Program (DAPCEP).


“Students have hands-on opportunities throughout the program,” said Arneshia Austin, DAPCEP Pre-College Director in the College of Engineering & Science.  “We’ve added a new component this year – the Maglev transportation or the bullet train.”

Students are exposed to topics such as robotics and biology.  In addition, they create three-dimensional objects using SolidWorks and see their work printed in 3D.

The program runs from October 8 through November 12 from 8:30 am to 12 noon.

DAPCEP is a non-profit, Detroit-based organization whose mission is to generate excitement and prepare under-represented minority students for careers in engineering and science.

The College of Engineering & Science has partnered with DAPCEP for more than thirty years.

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