June 2015: Summer Camp at Michigan Tech for KBIC Middle & High School Students. Michigan Tech and the Keweenaw Bay middle and high schools collaborated to hold a summer camp for middle and high school students who want to explore the Great Lakes and STEM. Students participated in a 4-hour Great Lakes investigation aboard MTU’s Agassiz research vessel in Lake Superior, assessed the health of local streams, visited labs, conducted stream monitoring and wetland biodiversity assessments, visited a wastewater treatment plant, identified trees, and sampled college life by eating lunches at Wadsworth Residence Hall. These twenty students successfully applied for this program (first of its kind) and are eager to visit Michigan Tech’s campus, explore future careers, and have new experiences. (Photos)
March 2015: MTU Spring Break Camp. Students were introduced to the engineering design process. Each day of camp, students solved a different challenge: designing bridges, improving play-dough, designing walls. Using the Engineering is Elementary curricula that targets Grades 1-3 students, we explored chemical engineering, materials engineering and civil engineering. (Flyer | Photos | Article)
July 2013: Michigan Summer Youth Camp–Rail Transportation. The Michigan Tech Rail Transportation Program worked in collaboration with the Western Upper Peninsula Center for Science, Mathematics, and Environmental Education as part of a session on Things That Move to Elementary aged students. Students designed planes, boats, and cars; made a traffic safety plan for their classroom and for their neighborhood, designed a bike helmet, and planned the best way to move freight across the country.