The Michigan Tech Mobile Lab traveled to several college campuses in southern Michigan recently. Instead of a single person providing a lecture, the Mobile Lab team provided a hands-on seminar for the Wayne County Community College Districts ongoing Global Conversations Speaker Series in Detroit and Taylor, Michigan. Attendees included students from both Wayne State University and Wayne County Community College.
With funding from MI-LSAMP, the Mobile Lab continued the southern Michigan tour with stops at the Michigan State University campus in Lansing and the Western Michigan University campus in Kalamazoo where hands-on seminars were provided for incoming engineering freshmen attending Michigan State University, University of Michigan, Western Michigan University and Kellogg Community College. Seminar attendees received a short talk on the importance of STEM careers before working in breakout groups where they learned about modern automotive powertrain technologies and conducted on-road testing of several Hybrid Electric Vehicles.
News from Tech Today — July 15, 2014 – The Michigan Tech Mobile lab was on the road during the first week of July at the Combat Readiness Training Center in Alpena, MI for an outreach activity with the Michigan Civil Air Patrol Summer Cadet Encampment. The Mobile Lab staff spent two days with 147 cadets, from around the Midwest, discussing STEM career opportunities and performing hands on demonstrations. The outreach event was funded with a Michigan Space Grant Consortium award titled; “High Impact STEM Outreach Utilizing the Michigan Tech Mobile Laboratory at the 2014 Michigan Civil Air Patrol Summer Cadet Encampment,” Marlene Lappeus PI and Jeremy Worm Co-PI.