Classroom Programs

Classroom Programs

High School Enterprise

High School Enterprise supports student teams and teacher-coaches as they complete long-term projects to excite and prepare them to continue studies and work toward careers in science, technology, engineering, and math. Teachers receive formal training and consulting support from faculty at Tech to lead their High School Enterprise teams. They also receive funding for team projects. Finally, teachers can enjoy the satisfaction of nurturing students' interests in science, technology, engineering, and math. Interested in starting an HSE program, or just want to learn more? Contact Paige Hackney.

Family Engineering

Family Engineering introduces parents and elementary-aged children to the exciting world of engineering by providing resources for families, schools, and organizations to facilitate informal engineering experiences. Team up with Family Engineering and start providing memorable, positive engineering experiences with elementary-aged children and their families. All are invited to participate. Contact Joan Chadde.

  • Obtain a Family Engineering Activity and Event Planning Guide
  • Participate in or sponsor a Family Engineering Workshop
  • Attend or host a Family Engineering Event  

Nanotech Innovations

One of Michigan Tech’s student-run Enterprise teams, Nanotech Innovations’s educational outreach team presents nanotechnology workshops to high school students upon request. The team also offers a  two-day teacher workshop consisting of an introductory presentation, a tour of labs on the campus that are currently working on nanotechnology-related projects, a hands-on lab to learn how to use an Scanning Tunneling Microscope (STM) and Atomic Force Microscope (AFM), and a period of time allotted to drafting a curriculum tailored to your classroom. Contact Dr. John Jaszczak.

Materials Science and Engineering

Bring your students to campus for hands-on activities and demonstrations of instruments and processes used in the materials field. Students observe objects at magnifications by tens of thousands in the scanning electron microscope, and see molten metal poured into a sand mold in our foundry. Visits are tailored to fit the available time and age of participants.

Michigan Construction Career Days

Michigan Construction Career Days (MICCD) takes place in Mason, MI each April. MICCD provides Michigan’s young people the chance to see, feel and experience construction work up-close using real tools, equipment, and materials, while standing side-by-side with actual construction professionals. The event offers a unique combination of construction education, training and career information booths, hands-on activities, and hands-on equipment operation.