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8th Grade Students Enjoy College Tour

October 10, 2017
Berkley Visit Days

The 8th grade students from Berkley Middle Schools, Norup and Anderson, spent the morning exploring Science, Technology, Engineering, Architecture and Mathematics (STEaM) at University of Detroit Mercy on October 4 and 5.

Dr. Katherine Snyder, Interim Dean of the College of Engineering & Science welcomed our visitors and an admissions counselor talked about preparing for college.

While on campus, students experienced different components and classes offered in the College of Engineering and Science. In the biogenetics laboratory, students learned about research taking place in the College. They learned about and saw hissing cockroaches, a snake and a tarantula.  Additionally, they were able to take a peek into tanks with fish, frogs and more.

During the Liquid Nitrogen Experiment presentation, students enjoyed learning about the properties of liquid nitrogen, understanding the effects it has on other objects’ properties and, most importantly, watched liquid nitrogen mix with hot soapy water and in doing so, explode bubbles (watch video on Instagram).

During the Design Like an Architect tour, students visited the School of Architecture and learned about the design process, what an architect does and the many careers that architects can pursue.

Finally, students toured the Center for Automotive System Engineering Education and experienced a robotics demonstration. Students visited the engineering bays where Detroit Mercy students and faculty research automobile computer systems. The robotics demonstration featured robots built by students and programmed from scratch, including a human-like bot.

The Berkley Education Foundation made this experience possible for students in their district and provides students an early look toward a post-secondary future.

Read more about about the visit in the Berkley Beat, October 6.

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