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Automotive Engineering Program Offered for High School Women

Exciting news from Summer Youth Programs—we have another scholarship opportunity for you!

Our friends in the Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics department will be partnering with Dana Incorporated to bring back the Women in Automotive Engineering program this summer!

Women in Automotive Engineering (WIAE) is a competitive scholarship program and is essentially an investigation of careers in automotive engineering. WIAE provides an opportunity for academically talented young women to explore the fields of mechanical and electrical engineering within the automotive industry. Through projects and classroom investigations, the participants will build a better understanding of the importance of automotive engineering. Plan to explore real engineering labs; meet and interact with female leaders and role models; and take trips throughout the Keweenaw Peninsula—all while investigating career opportunities and meeting other talented students with similar interests.

Not only did I gain knowledge about majors and career choices, but I learned in a hands on environment, giving me an exciting learning experience. We even raced a go kart to test electric power vs. gas power. I got to work in a lab and was introduced to a variety of careers, showing me how many options my future holds.

Sanam P. from Columbus, OH, WIAE Participant

All selected participants will receive a scholarship made possible by Dana.

For more information and to download the application, visit the Competitive Scholarship Programs page of our website. We are thrilled to have this program back in the rotation for 2019!

If you’re like us and are already excited for SYP 2019, you can go ahead and request a catalog. That way, you will be among the first to receive the 2019 listings when they print. If you have any questions, you can always find us at syp@mtu.edu or by phone at 906-487-2219.


What’s New in 2019?

SYP 2019 registration is now live, which means it is already time to start thinking about plans for next June and July. For some of you, this might be your first time even hearing about SYP—welcome! For others, this might be your second, third, or even fifth summer visiting Michigan Tech during the summer. Whatever your experience is with SYP, we want to make sure you know what courses are new this year.

Calling All Writers
Offered in partnership with the Humanities department
Where can writing take you? Join us to explore different types of writing and a variety of writing careers, including creative writing, technical writing, and writing for digital media platforms. Meet working writers, have your work critiqued by peers and professionals, and polish up a piece to submit for publication.

Engineering Technology 101
Offered in partnership with the School of Technology
Do you prefer learning by doing? Do you gain the most rewards from trying things out instead of reading about them in books? Explore a variety of engineering technology disciplines, including mechanical, electrical, cybersecurity, construction management and surveying engineering. Discover how to machine and shape metal, learn how to build your own sensor circuit, defend against cyberhacks, design and plan a small building, and operate a drone to collect surveying data among other adventures. You’ll work in teams to learn with your hands through various engineering technology challenges.

From Idea to Market
Offered as a partnership between the Pavlis Honors College and the School of Business and Economics
Come and learn the innovation design process used by companies like Google and Apple to create the next great product or service. This program will introduce you to the exciting world of design thinking… a human-centered process for developing innovative solutions to life’s messy problems. Students will identify a problem they’d like to address and apply the design thinking process to create an innovative solution. From there, you will learn the basics of what it takes to start a business by applying the Lean Start-up process to develop a business model, you’ll pitch your idea to a panel of judges, and you’ll have an opportunity to market your ideas right here on campus. Each day of the week you’ll learn different innovation and business start-up skills through a variety faculty and student-led activities.

Other updates you may notice on the course catalog: Civil Engineering has been renamed to “Building a Better World: Civil Engineering.” Additionally, we are thrilled to announce that sponsorship has enabled us to offer two weeks of Junior Women in Engineering! We are always announcing new and exciting programs, so stay tuned as summer approaches for more information.

If you’re like us and are already excited for SYP 2019, you can go ahead and request a catalog. That way, you will be among the first to receive the 2019 listings when they print. If you have any questions, you can always find us at syp@mtu.edu or by phone at 906-487-2219.


Department Partners

Each summer, we offer between 40 and 50 explorations for students to choose from, along with all of the competitive scholarship programs. How does that happen? Just ask one of our many department partners!

There is no way that the Summer Youth Programs staff could be subject matter experts in everything that we offer. A chemist who knows everything about circuits? And who is also semi-professional photographer with experience designing bridges? This is why we rely on the expertise of our friends across campus to make SYP explorations possible.

Within each partner department is a person or people who are champions for SYP. They coordinate the curriculum, order supplies, find instructors, and supervise labs. They put in many hours to make sure the activities are relevant and fun – because they are passionate about sharing their field with students.

Summer Youth Programs is so grateful for all of the faculty, staff, chairs, deans, and coordinators across campus who work with us, year after year, to make these programs special. When you see them next summer, be sure to say hello!

If you’re like us and are already excited for SYP 2019, you can go ahead and request a catalog. That way, you will be among the first to receive the 2019 listings when they print. If you have any questions, you can always find us at syp@mtu.edu or by phone at 906-487-2219.