Thinkabit Lab Summer Camp

Following Gov. Whitmer’s “Stay Home, Stay Safe” order and guidelines published by the University of Michigan, The Michigan Engineering Zone is currently closed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. All summer programs (including the NAF Future Ready Scholars program and the Thinkabit Lab Qcamps) will still be offered through online, virtual platforms. Our staff is working remotely, so please contact thinkabitlab@umich.edu if you have any questions!

 

A week of summer fun and STEM at

Thinkabit Lab @ the MEZ!

  • Have you ever thought about how new technologies are invented?
  • Have you ever wondered how a computer “understands” us?
  • Do you want to build robotic crafts?
  • Do you want to meet some real engineers, and learn what they do?
  • Do you want to make new friends and have fun with other students?

Thinkabit Lab Camp is a one-week STEM camp for middle and high school students, which provides hands-on engineering project experience at Qualcomm’s Thinkabit Lab @ the MEZ.

Campers will learn new skills while strengthening their scientific and mathematical understanding through hands-on engineering projects. You will have the opportunity to meet professional engineers, learn about engineering tools and their applications, explore the engineering design process, build your own projects, and meet new friends!

WHO IS ELIGIBLE TO APPLY?

High School Camp: Current 9th and 10th graders (by the time of camp this summer, students will be incoming 10th  and 11th graders) from Detroit area schools.

Middle School Camps: Current 6th and 7th graders (by the time of camp this summer, students will be incoming 7th  and 8th graders) from Detroit area schools.

WHEN?

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all camp session during the summer of 2020 will be held through an online, virtual platform. Students will be expected to log on and participate in camp activities between 9 am to 2 pm, Monday through Friday of their scheduled camp week.

3 sessions will be held Summer 2020:

Thinkabit Lab High School Camp: July 27-31

Thinkabit Lab Middle School Camp (Session 1):  August 10 – 14
Thinkabit Lab Middle School Camp (Session 2): August 24 – 28

WHAT WILL THE CAMP FOCUS ON?

Science, Technology, Engineering and Math projects…and loads of FUN!

COST?

Thinkabit Lab Camp is completely funded by Qualcomm so there is no cost to parents! All necessary technology will be provided to ensure that participants have access to the virtual camp experience.

WHAT IS EXPECTED OF CAMPERS?

As a Camper, you will be expected to log on promptly, participate in all activities, be fully engaged, be open to new experiences, have a positive attitude, work in teams, play and have fun!

QUESTIONS?

All of our camps are full for Summer 2020. If you have questions about future camps, please contact: LaShawn Sims at: lsims@umich.edu, or Haley Hart at: hehart@umich.edu