U-M DAPCEP Programs

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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.

All courses are run on the University of Michigan’s North Campus.

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.

Participant Fee Program Dates

Contact DAPCEP with any questions.