U-M DAPCEP Spring Programs

U-M DAPCEP 2019 Course Description & Leaders

February 16 & 23, 2019
March 2, 9, 16, & 23, 2019

All courses are on the University of Michigan North Campus

In partnership with the Detroit Area Pre-College Engineering Program (DAPCEP), The Center for Engineering Diversity and Outreach presents the University of Michigan DAPCEP Spring Programs, a variety of engineering courses designed to challenge students from grades 7 through 9.

Each course is sponsored and run by a different Michigan Engineering departmental team. The courses are designed to engage student creativity, sharpen students’ problem-solving skills, and make engineering relevant to everyday life through engineering design challenges and hands-on activities.

U-M DAPCEP Spring Programs include courses run by trained student teams in the following departments:  Aerospace Engineering (Aero), Biomedical Engineering (BME), Mechanical Engineering (ME), Nuclear Engineering and Radiation Science (NERS), and Pharmaceutical Sciences.

All courses are run on the University of Michigan’s North Campus. Free transportation from various locations in metro Detroit to North Campus is offered. 

Deadline: The deadline for Spring 2019 has passed. 

Spring 2019 Course Descriptions

Exploring Engineering
Current 7th-9th graders  
Exploring Engineering participants will be able to view the tremendous impact that engineers have on the world around us. Each week, participants will be given hands-on tasks to explore the different engineering disciplines that are offered here at the University of Michigan.

Engineering the World Around Us
Current 7th-9th graders 

Engineering the World Around Us participants will examine modern problems that mechanical engineers face and the tools they use to tackle them. They will learn the fundamentals and apply those principles to exciting challenges, like designing a paper boat to hold as much weight as possible.

Glow Blue
Current 7th-9th graders 

Glow Blue participants will receive hands-on activities and be a part of group discussions to learn about the atom and understand how a nuclear reactor works. They will also discuss the debate over nuclear energy and find out how scientists use virtual reality to better understand radiation physics.

Top Chef: Materials Science Edition
Current 7th-9th graders 
Top Chef: Materials Science Edition participants will understand how to engineer taste by applying basic principles from materials science, such as crystallization and phase diagrams. They will explore the concepts through a medium that they are already familiar with, food.


Contact cedo-admin@umich.edu if you have any questions.