The following page will give you detailed information regarding to our Summer Engineering Academy. Our SEA is comprised of a number of programs. Please click HERE if you would like to receive immediate word once our applications for SEA 2014 become available.
Would you like to be considered for an instructor position for our SEA? Please click HERE if you would like to receive information once our instructor applications become available.
SEP (Summer Enrichment Program) @ FRAEC (Ford Resource and Engagement Center)/ GRCC (Grand Rapids Community College)
Rising 8th & 9th graders
SEP is a two week commuter camp designed to take middle school concepts delivered in Science, Math and English classes in school and develop them in the minds of the students, so that they begin to identify the connections between their class curricula and the real world, its technology and its engineering. There will be 2 sessions of SEP; one at the Ford Resource and Engagement Center (FRAEC) and the other at Grand Rapids Community College. Centered on the theory of photosynthesis, respiration, energy capture, storage and transfer, the students will be taken through a curriculum that starts on day one with identifying and understanding the structure of plants and finishes with researching the cutting edge technology currently being developed that both mimics and utilizes photosynthesis in alternative energy capture, storage and transfer. The program will include a visit to an engineering campus for workshops by the college’s students, staff and faculty that focuses on what engineers do.
MITE (Michigan Introduction to Technology & Engineering)
Rising 10th and 11th graders
The MITE program is designed to excite, engage, educate and empower the participants with an integrated curriculum that centers on an engineering based project. The program takes place in July and August and has approximately forty student participants. The students attended four key academic support classes: Technical Communications, Engineering Math, Professional Development, and Engineering Concepts, which are designed to support the project on which the students are focused while working in partnership with their in-school experience of those subject areas. These students also participate in workshops on entrepreneurship, cultural engagement, preparing for college alongside activities outside of the classroom, including guided tours of the college and university facilities and outdoor recreation activities.
SCEEP (Summer College Engineering Exposure Program)
Rising 12th graders
The SCEEP program is designed to familiarize students with various engineering disciplines offered at UM and to acquaint them with the university campus, support services, and other resources. The program is conducted in multiple sessions throughout July and August. Thirty students are invited to take part in each session offered and those participants attend four classes, (Technical Communications, Engineering Concepts, Engineering Math, and Professional Development) which are designed to develop their understanding of engineering, its disciplines and the process to follow when applying for Engineering School. The students work on a team multidisciplinary engineering design project and their college portfolio within those classes, however, their experience is enhanced by guided tours of the engineering departments and facilities alongside presentations given by university departments on the admissions process and how to finance their education and fireside chats given by College of Engineering Alumni, Faculty and students. Some of the participants are given the opportunity to take part in an ACT Prep course.
For additional questions, please email Miesha White at firstname.lastname@example.org.
|SEP @ FRAEC||July 7, 2014 – July 18, 2014|
|SEP @ GRCC||July 28, 2014 – August 8, 2014|
|SCEEP I||June 17, 2014 – June 27, 2014|
|READY I||June 21, 2014 – July 1, 2014|
|MITE I||July 1, 2014 – July 19, 2014|
|MITE II (GEAR UP)||July 13, 2014 – July 25, 2014|
|SCEEP II||July 22, 2014 – August 1, 2014|
|READY II||July 27, 2014 – August 6, 2014|
Fees for the program are not due until AFTER the student has been accepted into the program.
|SEP @ FRAEC||$100.00|
|SEP @ GRCC||$100.00|
*Financial support may be possible based on demonstrated need.
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Summer Engineering Academy Staff