Current Institutes

Current Institutes

We know: the last thing you want to do is sit around in a classroom all summer. Our summer institutes offer you the opportunity to get outside, earn credit, and learn from hands-on, inquiry-based activities. After all, the best way to learn is by experience.

August 2015

Isle Royale Moose Watch for Educators

July 31 - August 8, 2015
Deadline: May 1, 2015

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Isle Royale Moose Watch for Educators—Course Description

MooseWatch for Educators is a unique field experience in support of the ecological study of wolves and moose at Isle Royale National Park. Educators will receive the technical instruction needed to participate as a member of a backcountry research team collecting moose bones and performing field necropsies on moose kill sites. The research team will be operating in an off-trail wilderness setting involving travel by canoe and foot. They will learn research methods, backcountry navigation, and wilderness living skills. The course will integrate aspects of earth science, geography, anatomy and physiology, and general ecology and mathematics. Moose pathology and anatomy will be an integral instructional component of the program. Participants will present their findings to the researchers associated with the study as well as develop lesson plans for use at their local schools.

ED 5560
3 credits



Michigan Science Teaching and Assessment Reform
Teacher Professional Development Coming 2016

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Mi-STAR—Course Description

Michigan Science Teaching and Assessment Reform

Mi-STAR, the Michigan Science Teaching and Assessment Reform project, is developing a new place-based, fully integrated middle school science curriculum that emphasizes the connections between science, teachnology, engineering and mathematics and engages students in the practices of science and engineering. Mi-STAR is a partnership of public higher education and K-12 schools in Michigan. Mi-STAR is funded by the Herbert H. and Grace A. Dow Foundation.

Get Involved

Mi-STAR is looking for teachers and faculty members from Michigan schools who are interested in developing the new, place-based, middle school integrated science curriculum beginning in 2015. Participants will receive training and stipends for participation and will get to create the future of STEM education in Michigan.


Michigan Tech Mobile Laboratory

Year Round Courses and Training

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Michigan Tech Mobile Lab—Course Description

Delivering Hands-On Education

The Michigan Tech Mobile Lab is a fully outfitted laboratory that can come to you for your private or public event. We partner with government, industry, and nonprofit organizations to deliver Hybrid Electric Vehicle (HEV) education, outreach, and research across the nation.


Hands-on Education: Courses, Short Courses, Seminars
Outreach: schools, exhibits, conferences, community events
Product & Technology Demonstrations
Research partnerships


College & Pre-College Students
Corporate Decision Makers
Governmental Policy Makers
Defense Personnel

Hands-On Professional Development Courses

Systems Level, Subsystems, and Broad Engineering Courses
Hands-On Activities Integrated in Every Course
Taught by University Faculty Experts
On-Site at Your Location
College Credit Available
Custom Courses Available