Summer Programs


For more information on the engineering and science pre-college programs at UDM, please contact:

Pamela Rhoades Todd
Director Pre-College Programs
Phone: 313-993-3374

summer 2013 camps

University of Detroit Mercy offers a variety of summer programs that allow participants to explore science, technology, engineering and math through the most current methods of innovation with fun, hands-on, and engaging activities that will challenge and delight young minds for a summer filled with vision and imagination!

Summer programs at University of Detroit Mercy are offered for students in grades 9-12 and include the following: 

Ford - UDM/GT CATIA V6 Innovation Program

Grades 9 - 12 — July 13 - 24

This two week summer enrichment session introduces students to the latest design and collaborative software tools employed world-wide to design, test, and manufacture complex systems in a distributed environment. This is a unique program for students with a genuine interest in pursuing engineering or related fields. During the first week students will be instructed on the use of the DS V6 software. In the second week participants will collaborate in teams on designs focusing on renewable energy, robotics, automobiles, and other projects. Participants at University of Detroit Mercy will design collaboratively with a parallel camp at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Learn more


Girls, grades 9 - 11 — July 6 - 17

This two-week commuter camp introduces girls currently in the 9th through 11th grades to the exciting world of engineering, science, and robotics. STEPS participants learn from a group of instructors with extensive backgrounds in engineering, technology and science.  While building and programming robots, STEPS girls will gain an understanding of engineering, manufacturing techniques, robotic control systems, circuits and sensors. Learn more


Grades 9 - 12 — July 6 - 17

TRANSIT is a two-week summer commuter camp for high school students, currently in the 9th-12th grades, who want to learn about the world of transportation, a field of study within Civil Engineering. The TRANSIT camp is made up of labs and discussions led by University professors and high school science teachers, presentations by the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT), Ford Motor Company and the Southeast Michigan Council of Governments (SEMCOG) and activities from MDOT's TRAC program. Learn more

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