Summer Program Offerings

Application Process Overview

The application process for programs consists of submitting a completed application with a transcript or report card during the open enrollment period. Completed applications must be dropped off in person and a receipt will be given for each application. The application must completed and printed from our website.  Paper copies of the application can be picked up from our office. Transcripts and report cards will not be returned. Acceptance/Denial notification letters for are mailed approximately three weeks after enrollment ends.   Accepted students will be invited to a mandatory orientation.

Booklet

Course information can be found in the course booklet, which can be viewed online and is also available for pickup at the office.  The course booklet contains a detailed list of courses (date, time, description and location) and the application.  Each session (spring, summer, and fall) has it’s own course booklet and a separate application. Click Here to view the Booklet

 

Summer 2014

Teacher Recomendation

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Teacher RECOMMENDATION FORM

Application

The application must be signed on pages 2, 3 and 6 and stapled with a report card for students in grades 3 – 8 and a transcript for students in grades 9 – 12. Blank applications CANNOT be printed from the website but can be picked up at the office. All applications must be submitted during the specified enrollment period. In addition to the DAPCEP application, applicants must also complete a university application online or supplemental paperwork whenever it is listed under the course descriptions.

Directions to Complete the Application Online

1. Go to our website www.dapcep.org and click “Apply to DAPCEP”.

2. You will need to create a login with a username and password. The password must be at least six characters with letters and numbers, no symbols.  It is recommended that you use a parents’ email address that is checked regularly. The username and password will be immediately sent to this email address so that you can save this information. Then, establish a security question.

3. Next, enter the students contact information and click “Create User”.

4. Next, continue to populate all fields and click “Save” at the end of each section.

5. Next, answer the IRB survey questions.

6. Next, you will know you are at the end of the application process when you see “Assemble Application Package”.   Click on “Assemble Application Package” to print the six page application.

7. If there are no errors, the application will appear in a HTML or PDF file. Then you can print out the application package using your browser print function. Be sure to sign pages 2, 3 and 6.

8. If there is another student in the household, treat them as individuals and establish a new log in and password for them. You can however, use one email address which we recommend using a parent’s email. Once you establish a new user name and password, this information will be emailed to the address listed during the online registration. Save this email or the user name and password information in a safe place.

9. Failure to complete registration for each student using their own user name and password, will merge student records. As a result, the DAPCEP database will have inaccurate information for the students in your household. This could lead to your children not being selected for enrollment.

10. Applicants must also complete an application online for the University of Detroit Mercy, University of Michigan Ann Arbor, Wayne State University and the Michigan Technological Logical University. Failure to complete both the DAPCEP application and the University application will result in the student not being selected for a program.

 

DAPCEP ADMISSIONS REQUIREMENTS

Criteria for Application Completion

1. Application must be signed by a parent or guardian and the student on pages 2, 3 and 6.

2. Students in grades 10, 11, and 12 must attach a copy of their current transcript.

3. Students in grades 3 – 9 must attach a copy of their most recent report card.

4. You MUST attach one copy of the report card/transcript to the application.  REPORT CARDS AND TRANSCRIPTS WILL NOT BE RETURNED.

5. You must attach a letter of recommendation from a current Science or Math Teacher.

6. You MUST submit your application to the DAPCEP office, Oakland University or University of Michigan Ann Arbor during the enrollment period.  You will be given a receipt for each application submitted. Keep your receipt.

7. Incomplete or multiple applications will disqualify you from acceptance.

Criteria to Receive a Certificate of Completion

1. Student must attend all class sessions.  Any student who misses two (2) class se ssions (regardless of circumstances)   will not receive a certificate.  Class sign-in sheets determine attendance.

2. Student shall not be tardy more than one (1) time or they will not receive a certificate.

3. If required by a particular course, students shall achieve 80% (B letter grade) or higher from the overall course.

4. If required by a particular course, students must complete all homework assignments.

5. If required by a particular course, students must take all exams.

6. If required by a particular course, students must take a pre and post-test.

 

Student Selection Process

Note: It is our intention to provide every child with a high quality academic experience and a strong foundation in STEM. Entry into DAPCEP Summer Programs is not guaranteed. Each application is reviewed to insure that the program offered is an appropriate fit for the student academically and socially. All students will meet the admissions criteria set forth by each program provider and the DAPCEP office.

1. View the program booklet on our website www.dapcep.org or obtain a paper copy from the DAPCEP office.

2. Review the courses offered, select the course that the applicant qualifies for, complete the application and sign pages 2, 3 and 6.

3. Drop off the completed application package during enrollment period starting March 24, 2014 until all classes are full.  You will receive one receipt for each application.  No faxes or emails will be accepted. Late applications will not be accepted.

4. Program Directors select students from applications submitted.

5. If you are not selected for your desired course and you indicated “yes” to be considered for other choices, your application will be shared with other DAPCEP Program Directors.

6. All students will receive a notification letter from the DAPCEP office during the week of May 12, 2014.

 

Tuition Payment Process (Please Read Carefully!!!)

DAPCEP has moved to a Tuition Based Program Model for Saturday and Summer Programs.  Parents are now required to pay tuition to participate in DAPCEP programs.  Funds received will be used to offset expenses associated with program management, materials and student facilitation.  The tuition process will have no basis on the admissions or status of an applicant.  The program costs will vary for the programs.

PAYMENTS ARE DUE AFTER YOU HAVE BEEN ACCEPTED.  Parents will be required to arrange for payment of the program fees. Your acceptance correspondence will provide directions to make a full payment or arrange for a payment plan, as well as, where the payment should be located.

For payments made to the DAPCEP office, you will be able to create an account with FACTS Tuition Management to pay all associated fees.   Parents are responsible for the full tuition cost of the selected program.  You may also pay in person at the DAPCEP Office.  We will ONLY accept money orders and cashier checks.

NOTE:   A process is in place for discounted tuition rates for low socio-economic backgrounds after a student has been accepted.  Your child(ren) may qualify for discounted tuition if your household income falls within the limits on this chart.

 

Total Family Size      Annual           Monthly

1                                     $20,665          $1,723

2                                     $27,991          $2,333

3                                    $35,317          $2,944

4                                    $42,643          $3,554

5                                    $49,969          $4,165

6                                   $57,297          $4,775

7                                   $64,621          $5,386

8                                  $71,947          $5,996

If you qualify, you can request a Grant and Scholarship application from the DAPCEP office.  Scholarship applications are due by June 1, 2014.

 

PROGRAM DIRECTORS

Lawrence Technological University
Forensic Summer Science Institute
LaVetta Appleby(248) 204-3516

Michigan State University
BEACON High School
High School Engineering Institute
Luis Donado (517) 353-7282

4-H Discovery Camp
Jacob DeDecker (517) 432-7604

Michigan Technological University
Steve Patchin (906) 487-2219

University of Detroit Mercy
STEPS/TRANSIT (only)
Pamela Todd (313) 993-1574

All other programs at UD Mercy
Arneshia Austin (313) 993-1435

University of Michigan Ann Arbor
Hans Sowder (734) 647-7124

Wayne State University
Jasmine Robinson (313) 577-3040

 

COURSE LISTING

Updated: 04/16/14 

GR.

PROGRAM

COURSE

*R/C

CODE

CLASS

DATES

ENROLLMENT DEADLINE

COST 

3-5

Wayne State University

Creating Technological Toys

C

19180

July 7 – July 24

May 30, 2014

$495

4

University of Detroit Mercy

Push Racer Challenge

C

10500

July 14 – July 25

May 30, 2014

$400

5

University of Detroit Mercy

Jet Toy Challenge

C

10510

July 14 – July 25

May 30, 2014

$400

6

University of Detroit Mercy

Full Cell Challenge

C

10520

July 14 – July 25

May 30, 2014

$400

6

University of Detroit Mercy

Math Works

C

10530

July 14 – July 25

May 30, 2014

$400

6-8

Wayne State University

Explorations in Robotics

C

19150

July 7 – July 24

May 30, 2014

$495

6-8

Wayne State University

Android for Engineers

C

19120

June 30 – July 10

May 2, 2014

$350

6-8

Wayne State University

Discover Biomedical Engineering

C

19130

June 30 – July 10

May 2, 2014

$350

7-8

University of Michigan-  Ann Arbor (Held in Detroit)

SEP@ FRAEC

C

18060

July 7 – July 18

April 26, 2014

$100

7-12

Michigan State University

4H Discovery Camp

R

16080

June 23 –June 27

April 24, 2014

$200

8-9

Wayne State University

Creating Animation & Moves

C

19160

July 7 – July 24

May 30, 2014

$495

8-9

Wayne State University

Web Technology Camp

C

19140

July 7 – July 24

May 30, 2014

$495

8-9

University of Detroit Mercy

STAR

C

10590

July 7 – July 25

May 30, 2014

$400

9-10

University of Michigan

Ann Arbor

MITE II (GEAR UP)

R

18050

July 13- July 25

ENROLLMENT HAS ENDED

$0

9-11

Michigan Technological University

Engineering Scholars Program

R

16500

July 6 – July 12

April 18, 2014

$295

9-11

Michigan Technological University

National Summer Transportation Institute

R

11300

July 13 – July 26

May 2, 2014

$0

9-11

Michigan Technological University

Rail and Intermodal Transportation

R

16030

July 27  – Aug 2

May 2, 2014

$100

9-11

Michigan Technological University

Women in Computer Science (Girls ONLY)

R

16040

July 6 – July 12

ENROLLMENT HAS ENDED

$100

9-11

Michigan Technological University

Women in Engineering (Girls ONLY)

R

16021

June 22  – June 28

April 18, 2014

$295

9-11

University of Detroit Mercy

STEPS (Girls ONLY)

C

10585

June 23 – July 3

May 30, 2014

$400

9-11

University of Detroit Mercy

TRANSIT

C

10580

July 14 – July 25

May 30, 2014

$0

9 – 12

Oakland University

Math ACT Prep

C

19110

August 4 – August 8

May 30, 2014

$100

9 – 12

Wayne State University

Creating Android Phone Apps

C

19190

July 7 – July 24

May 30, 2014

$495

9 – 12

Wayne State University

Explorations in Computer Gaming

C

19170

July 7 – July 24

May 30, 2014

$495

10-11

Lawrence Technological University

Forensic Summer Camp

C/R

19000

June 23-27

June 2, 2014

$320 C

$400 R

10-12

Michigan State University

High School Engineering Institute (Session 1)

R

16025

June 22 – June 26

May 30, 2014

$300

10-12

Michigan State University

High School Engineering Institute (Session 2)

R

11320

July 13 – July 17

May 30, 2014

$300

10-12

Michigan State University

High School Engineering Institute (Session 3)

R

11330

July 20 – July 24

May 30, 2014

$300

10-12

University of Detroit Mercy

UNITE ACT Prep

C

10575

July 7 – July 25

May 30, 2014

$700

11-12

Michigan State University

BEACON High School

R

16060

July 6 – July 10

April 30, 2014

$0

*R = Residential or C= Commuter

COURSE OFFERINGS

 

Current 3rd – 5th Graders

Creating Technological Toys Camp

Wayne State University

In this class, students will learn how to make a PicoPocket, a tiny computer that will make things spin, light up, and play music.  They will use the PicoPocket to create musical sculptures, interactive jewelry, dancing creatures and playful inventions.  They will also learn how to plug lights, motors, sensors, and other devices into a PicoPocket, and program them to react, interact, and communicate.  Applicants must complete a DAPCEP application as well as a WSU application. Go to  http://engineering.wayne.edu/cs/about/summer-camps.php for all program information. ** Transportation not provided **

 Course Code: 19180                                                         Dates: July 7 – July 24 Monday – Thursday

Type: Commuter                                                                      Times: 9:30 AM – 4 PM

Cost: $495

 

Current 4th Graders

 

Push Race Challenge

University of Detroit Mercy

Are you looking for a unique, fun filled opportunity Get READY students start your thumbs… In the Push Racer Challenge, it’s all in the PUSH. Students become the lead engineer to their own race car design and must win through all the obstacles to finish the race. Students will work together to provide a variety of interesting designs for a new line of paper vehicle push powered racers made from paper products. Students will engage in hands-on experiences in this two-week commuter program working in design teams, to build and test various push racers using different materials. Students will then collect and analyze data from their designs and race to the finish without losing their test passengers. Applicants must complete a DAPCEP application as well as a UDM application. Please visit www.udmercy.edu for all program information. Sign up TODAY space is limited! ** Transportation not provided **

Course Code: 10500                                                        Dates: July 14 – July 25

Type: Commuter                                                                      Times: 9 AM – 3 PM

Cost: $400

 

Current 5th Graders

Push Race Challenge

University of Detroit Mercy

In the Jet Toy Challenge, Teamwork wins. Students become a fictitious toy company and will work together to provide a variety of interesting designs for a new line of balloon-powered vehicles made from inexpensive, common materials. Working in design teams, students will build and test model Jet Toys using different materials, collecting and analyzing data from their design. Together students will approve their created designs and test them, then give a formal presentation to the judges. Applicants must complete a DAPCEP application as well as a UDM application. Please visit www.udmercy.edu for all program information. Sign up TODAY space is limited! ** Transportation not provided **

Course Code: 10510                                                         Dates: July 14 – July 25

Type: Commuter                                                                      Times: 9 AM – 3 PM

Cost: $400

 

Current 6th Graders

Fuel Cell Challenge

University of Detroit Mercy

The World in Motion is a physics-based activity developed by the Society of Automotive Engineers. Totally hands-on, the class explores concepts of motion, force, inertia, velocity and air drag in a team setting. Students become a design engineers and will work together to provide a variety of interesting designs in this GO GREEN Project. The challenge Water based Fuel Cell Cars. Students learn in-depth engineering to design and modulate their cell car to go the furthest distance. Students will approve their created designs and test them, then give a formal presentation to the judges. Applicants must complete a DAPCEP application as well as a UDM application. Please visit www.udmercy.edu for all program information. Sign up TODAY space is limited! ** Transportation not provided **

Course Code: 10520                                                         Dates: July 14 – July 25

Type: Commuter                                                                      Times: 9 AM – 3 PM

Cost: $400

 

Math Works

University of Detroit Mercy

An interactive course for 6th grade students will learn math solving quick tips- how to add, subtract, multiply and divide integers; locate coordinates on a grid; read a number line; how to solve equations and expressions with different operations. Students will explore various mathematics topics through hands-on activities all online. Our goal is to introduce students with math skills necessary to succeed as a college student.  This two-week commuter program introduces students with the math fundamentals in the areas of basic math, pre-algebra, algebra and geometry. Applicants must complete a DAPCEP application as well as a UDM application. Please visit www.udmercy.edu for all program information. Sign up TODAY space is limited! ** Transportation not provided **

Course Code: 10530                                                               Dates: July 14 – July 25

Type: Commuter                                                                      Times: 9 AM – 3 PM

Cost: $400

 

Current 6th – 8th Graders

Android for Engineers

Wayne State University

Explore the field of Computer Science by creating original Android application and learn cell phone programming by using Android AppInventor software.  They will also learn about mechanical and software design, project management and teamwork skills. Lunch will be provided. Applicants must complete a DAPCEP application as well as a WSU application. Go to http://engineering.wayne.edu/cs/about/summer-camps.php for all program information. ** Transportation not provided **

Course Code: 19120                                                          Dates: June 30 – July 10, Monday – Thursday

Type: Commuter                                                                      Times: 9 AM – 4 PM

Cost: $350

 

Discover Biomedical Engineering

Wayne State University

In this class, students will explore the field of Biomedical Engineering by creating and building a prototype of artificial limbs. They will apply the design process to imagine, plan, and build solutions to everyday situations involving bioengineering.  They will also learn about mechanical and software design, project management and teamwork skills. Lunch will be provided. Applicants must complete a DAPCEP application as well as a WSU application. Go to  http://engineering.wayne.edu/cs/about/summer-camps.php for all program information.   Applications are due by April 25, 2014.  ** Transportation not provided **

Course Code: 19130                                                          Dates: June 30 – July 10, Monday – Thursday

Type: Commuter                                                                      Times: 9 AM – 4 PM

Cost: $350

 

Explorations in Robotics

Wayne State University

In this class, students will work in pairs to solve challenges by building and programming robots using the LEGO Mindstorms Robotics Invention System.  They will also learn about mechanical and software design, project management and teamwork skills. Applicants must complete a DAPCEP application as well as a WSU application. Go to  http://engineering.wayne.edu/cs/about/summer-camps.php for all program information. ** Transportation not provided **

Course Code: 19150                                                          Dates: July 7 – July 24 Monday – Thursday

Type: Commuter                                                                      Times: 9:30 AM – 4 PM

Cost: $495

 

Current 7th & 8th Graders

Summer Enrichment Program @ FRAEC  (Ford Resource and Engagement Center) 2826 Bagley Ave, Detroit, MI 48216

SEP is a two week commuter camp designed to take middle school concepts delivered in Science, Math and English classes in school and develop them in the minds of the students, so that they begin to identify the connections between their class curricula and the real world, its technology and its engineering.  The SEP will be centered on the theory of photosynthesis, respiration, energy capture, storage and transfer. The students will be taken through a curriculum that starts on day one with identifying and understanding the structure of plants and finishes with researching the cutting edge technology currently being developed that both mimics and utilizes photosynthesis in alternative energy capture, storage and transfer.  The program will include a visit to an engineering campus for workshops by the college’s students, staff and faculty that focuses on what engineers do  Parents should drop off between 8:30-8:45 AM and pick up by 4:45 PM.  Students are provided with a light breakfast, regular lunch, and an afternoon snack.  Applicants must complete a DAPCEP application as well as a UMAA application. Go to  http://cedo.engin.umich.edu/2014-summer-engineering-academy/ for all program information. Deadline to submit applications is April 22, 2014. . ** Transportation not provided **

Course Code: 18060                                                        Dates: Monday – Friday, July 7 – July 18

Type: Commuter                                                                      Times: 9 AM – 4:30 PM

Cost: $100

 

Current 7th – 12th Graders

Michigan 4-H Discovery Camp

Michigan State University

Michigan 4-H Discovery Camp is a five-day exploration camp held at Michigan State University. Students must be 13-19 years old by date of camp. Campers will explore ideas, research and opportunities in the field of energy as it relates to natural resources and agriculture. 4-H Discovery campers will stay in a campus dorm and experience campus life, enjoying a mix of recreational opportunities and learning experiences that may include:

  • Tours of on-campus labs – See cutting-edge research centered on turning biomass into biofuel. Learn about brand new ideas and technologies that will play a significant role in our energy future.
  • Kellogg Biological Station – Participate in hands-on research of a new biofuel crop and discuss water quality/quantity needs, greenhouse gas emissions and sustainable production practices.
  • Carbon Green Bioenergy – Watch this facility turn 50,000 bushels of corn into 135,000 gallons of ethanol – every day. Participants will not only see how it’s done, but help them do it!
  • Wind Farm – See an operating wind farm and learn how much energy they can generate and how wind can impact our future.
  • MSU Power Plant – Tour the Power Plant and see how conventional and alternative energy sources are being used to power the university.

4-H Discovery campers will also conduct their own experiments and create their own biofuel experiments, create their own biofuel, and design, test, and race their own solar powered cars!  Applicants must complete a DAPCEP application as well as a MSU application. Go to  http://4h.msue.msu.edu/uploads/files/SciTech/2014_4-H_RenewableEnergyCampApplicationPacket.pdf to complete the MSU application. ** Transportation not provided **

Course Code: 16080                                                        Dates: June 23 – June 27

Type: Residential                                                                    Times: N/A

Cost: $200

 

Current 8th & 9th Graders

Creating Animation in Robotics

Wayne State University

In this class, students will explore computer animation to create an original computer-generated movie.  They will learn how to use Alice, a 3-D virtual reality software program.  They will learn about mechanical and software design as well as project management and teamwork skills. Applicants must complete a DAPCEP application as well as a WSU application. Go to  http://engineering.wayne.edu/cs/about/summer-camps.php for all program information. ** Transportation not provided **

Course Code: 19160                                                          Dates: Monday – Thursday July 7 – July 24

Type: Commuter                                                                      Times: 9:30 AM – 4 PM

Cost: $495

 

STAR Summer Program

University of Detroit Mercy

Program participants learn about engineering, science, programming, and math using two different robotics platforms- LEGO NXT Mindstorms and the VEX Robotics System.  Participants learn how to design, build and program their robots for a competition on the final day.  This commuter program introduces students currently in the 8th and 9th grades to the exciting world of engineering, science, and robotics. STAR participants will build and program robots, while mastering, robotic control systems, circuits, and sensors.  Applicants must complete a DAPCEP application as well as a UDM application. Please visit www.udmercy.edu for all program information. ** Transportation not provided **

Course Code: 10590                                                         Dates: July 7 – July 25th

Type: Commuter                                                                      Times: 9 AM – 4:30 PM

Cost: $400

 

Web Technology Camp

Wayne State University

In this class, students will learn about Internet Web Page Design, how to develop a personal website, transferring web files to a web server, how to create and establish their own website and how to modify and edit web pages for the website.

Applicants must complete a DAPCEP application as well as a WSU application. Go to  http://engineering.wayne.edu/cs/about/summer-camps.php for all program information. ** Transportation not provided **

 Course Code: 19140                                                               Dates: Monday – Thursday July 7 – July 24

Type: Commuter                                                                      Times: 9:30 AM – 4 PM

Cost: $495

 

Current 9th & 10 Graders

MITE II

University of Michigan Ann Arbor

This class is a residential program and families of the invited MITE II students will be responsible for bringing their son/daughter to the campus. The MITE II program is designed to excite, engage, educate and empower the participants with an integrated curriculum that centers on an engineering based project.  The students will attend four key academic support classes: Technical Communications, Engineering Math, Professional Development, and Engineering Concepts, which are designed to support the project on which the students are focused while working in partnership with their in-school experience of those subject areas.  These students also participate in workshops on entrepreneurship, cultural engagement, preparing for college alongside activities outside of the classroom, including guided tours of the college and university facilities and outdoor recreation activities.  Applicants must complete a DAPCEP application as well as a UMAA application. Go to  http://cedo.engin.umich.edu/2014-summer-engineering-academy/ for all program information.  ** Transportation not provided **

To apply for this program, you MUST include the following with your application:

Course Code: 18055                                                               Dates: July 13 – July 25

Type: Residential                                                                    Times: N/A

Cost: $0

 

Current 9th – 11th Graders

Engineering Scholars Program

Michigan Technological University

This is a week-long investigation of engineering careers in areas such as mechanical, computer, environmental, electrical, chemical, biomedical, civil, geological, materials, and related disciplines. You will participate in this program alongside students from across the country and around the world as you:

-        Construct a building strong enough to withstand an earthquake, create your own message encryptor, and more.

-        Get the inside scoop from role models working in engineering fields.

-        Work in teams to solve engineering problems and complete engineering projects.

-        Learn about the college application process and get tips for succeeding in university engineering programs.

-        Experience college life – stay in a residence hall, explore campus, and meet others with similar backgrounds and interests.

-        Enjoy team competitions, a variety show, and many outdoor activities in Michigan’s beautiful Keweenaw Peninsula.

Upon request, arrangements can be made for you to speak with faculty from disciplines or areas in which you have special interests, as well as admissions and financial aid staff. This is a highly selective scholarship program supported by corporate and foundational donations to supplement the actual cost of $1,200 for the week. Applicants must complete a DAPCEP application as well as a MTU application. Please visit http://www.syp.mtu.edu/for all program information. Applications due April 18, 2014. **Transportation IS provided **

Course Code: 16500                                                        Dates: July 6– July 12

Type: Residential                                                                    Times: N/A

Cost: $295

 

National Summer Transportation Institute

Michigan Technological University

Michigan Tech’s National Summer Transportation Institute (NSTI) is a two-week residential program that allows students to explore today’s top transportation industries. During the program you will:

-        Learn about planes, trains, ships, and automobiles through cool hands-on activities and group projects.

-        Tour the Mackinaw Bridge and get behind-the-scenes information about the “Mighty Mac” – the third-longest suspension bridge in the world.

-        Travel to Sault Ste. Marie and learn first-hand about the largest waterway traffic system on Earth – the Soo Locks shipping canal between Lake Superior and the lower Great Lakes.

-        Spend your time with other smart students in a vibrant university setting.

-        Enjoy great recreational activities and time spent outdoors in the beautiful Keweenaw Peninsula.

Upon request, arrangements can be made for you to speak with faculty from disciplines or areas in which you have special interests, as well as admissions and financial aid staff. This is a highly selective scholarship program supported by a grant from the Federal Highway Administration and the Michigan Department of Transportation. It is the only residential NSTI program in the state of Michigan and hosted students from New York to California to Florida. Applicants must complete a DAPCEP application as well as a MTU application. Please visit http://www.syp.mtu.edu/for all program information.   Applications due May 2, 2014. ** Transportation IS provided **

Course Code: 11300                                                          Dates: July 13 – July 26

Type: Residential                                                                    Times: N/A

Cost: $0

 

Rail and Intermodal Transportation

Michigan Technological University

Students will explore the exciting world of rail and intermodal transportation. Why are trains called the “green transportation alternative”? How fast can high-speed passenger trains travel? How do containers find their way from China to the US? Find out the answers to these questions and more! Enjoy technical and hands-on tours of rail and intermodal facilities in Ishpeming/Marquette and Duluth/Superior where you can pose your questions directly to the experts!

Prerequisites: Must provide a teacher recommendation and transcript (minimum 3.0 GPA) as part of your application. There a limited number of spots available for this scholarship program. Applicants will be accepted on a first come first serve basis.

Applicants must complete a DAPCEP application as well as a MTU application. Please visit http://www.syp.mtu.edu/for all program information. ** Transportation IS provided **

 Course Code: 16030                                                        Dates: July 27 – August 2

Type: Residential                                                                    Times: N/A

Cost: $100

 

Women in Computer Science (Program for GIRLS ONLY)

Michigan Technological University

Women in Computer Science (WiCS) is a weeklong discovery of this fascinating field which is now an integral part of all aspects of our lives. Experience different areas of computing, including programming, artificial intelligence, robotics, virtual reality, visualization, networks and security. Learn about the many career opportunities in computing and the excellent job prospects in a wide range of industries. Interact with alumni and role models to get first-hand accounts of the diverse careers in computing.

  • Spend time with other smart, young women interested in computing.
  • Get exposed to computing on a range of computing platforms, from mobile devices to high performance computing.
  • Experience a virtual reality world.
  • Learn theoretical computer science concepts while playing games.
  • Work in teams to complete a group project.
  • Learn about the many career opportunities in computing and the excellent job prospects in a wide range of industries.
  • Interact with alumni and role models to get first-hand accounts of the diverse careers in computing.
  • Experience college life — stay in a residence hall, explore campus.
  • Enjoy outdoor activities in Michigan’s beautiful Keweenaw Peninsula.

April 14, 2014 is the deadline to submit applications.

MTU applications due to Michigan Tech on April 14, 2014. Applicants must complete a DAPCEP application as well as a MTU application. Please visit http://www.syp.mtu.edu/for all program information. ** Transportation IS provided **

Course Code: 16040                                                        Dates: July 6 – July 12

Type: Residential                                                                    Times: N/A

Cost: $100

 

Women in Engineering (Program for GIRLS ONLY)

Michigan Technological University

The Women in Engineering (WIE) scholarship program is a fun and intensive weeklong look at engineering careers in areas such as mechanical, computer, environmental, electrical, chemical, biomedical, civil, geological, and materials.

  • Explore engineering by constructing a building strong enough to withstand an earthquake, create an artificial intelligence army, and much more.
  • Get inside info from role models working in engineering fields.
  • Work in teams to tackle awesome group projects.
  • Learn about the college application process and tips for succeeding in university engineering programs.
  • Experience college life-stay in a residence hall, explore campus, and meet others with similar interests.
  • Enjoy team competitions, a variety show, and tons of outdoor activities in Michigan’s beautiful Keweenaw Peninsula

April 18, 2014 is the deadline to submit applications.

MTU applications due to Michigan Tech on April 18, 2014. Applicants must complete a DAPCEP application as well as a MTU application. Please visit http://www.syp.mtu.edu/for all program information. ** Transportation IS provided **

Course Code: 16021                                                          Dates: June 22 – June 28

Type: Residential                                                                    Times: N/A

Cost: $295

 

STEPS – (Program for GIRLS ONLY)

University of Detroit Mercy

Are you looking for a unique, fun filled opportunity on a college campus, where you engage in hands-on experiences similar to those of a college engineering student and obtain top notch instruction from an outstanding group of instructors with extensive backgrounds in engineering, technology and science?   Then STEPS Camp is for YOU!!!

This commuter program introduces girls currently in the 9th through 11th grades to the exciting world of engineering, science, and robotics. STEPS is an opportunity for girls to learn more about what engineers do. Program participants build and program robots, while gaining an understanding of manufacturing techniques, robotic control systems, circuits, and sensors.  This camp makes memories that last a lifetime…register your daughter. Applicants must complete a DAPCEP application as well as a UDM application. Please visit www.udmercy.edu for all program information. ** Transportation not provided **

Course Code: 10585                                                         Dates: Monday – Thursday, June 23 – July 3

Type: Commuter                                                                      Times: 8:30 AM – 3:30 PM

Cost: $400

 

TRANSIT

University of Detroit Mercy

Rev up your engines for a week of transportation fun and learning! TRANSIT is a one week summer commuter camp for high school students, currently in the 9th-11th grades, who want to learn about the world of transportation engineering. During this week, students engage in hands-on activities, labs and discussions lead by University professors, high school science teachers; and industry leaders representing organizations such as MDOT, Ford Motor Company, Road Commission for Oakland County, SEMCOG and others.

This one-week commuter program introduces students currently in the 9th through 11th grades to the exciting world of transportation and beyond. TRANSIT is an opportunity for our young adults to learn more about transit systems around the globe. Program participants build and program transportation systems, while gaining an understanding of manufacturing techniques and control systems. Applicants must complete a DAPCEP application as well as a UDM application. Please visit www.udmercy.edu for all program information. ** Transportation not provided **

Course Code: 10580                                                         Dates: Monday – Thursday, July 14 – July 25th

Type: Commuter                                                                      Times: 8:30 AM – 3:30 PM

Cost: $0

 

Currently in 9th – 12th Grade

Math ACT Prep Course

Oakland University

This class is designed to prepare students for the ACT math component.  Students will practice math problems that are similar to those presented in the ACT test.  Students will become familiar with commonly featured ACT math test vocabulary as well as with strategic test-taking skills.

 Course Code: 19110                                                         Dates: August 4 – August 8, Monday – Friday

Type: Commuter                                                                      Times: 8:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Cost: $100

 

Creating Android Phone Apps

Wayne State University

In this class, students will explore cell phone programming to create original Android applications.  They will learn how to use Android AppInventor software.  They will also learn about mechanical and software design, project management and teamwork skills. Applicants must complete a DAPCEP application as well as a WSU application. Go to  http://engineering.wayne.edu/cs/about/summer-camps.php for all program information. ** Transportation not provided **

Course Code: 19190                                                          Dates: July 7 – July 24 Monday – Thursday

Type: Commuter                                                                      Times: 9:30 AM – 4 PM

Cost: $495

 

Explorations in Computer Gaming

Wayne State University

In this class, students will write video games for game controllers such as the Xbox 360 controllers.  They will explore the program techniques behind games.  They will also, develop simple 2D and 3D graphics and sound. Applicants must complete a DAPCEP application as well as a WSU application. Go to  http://engineering.wayne.edu/cs/about/summer-camps.php for all program information. ** Transportation not provided **

Course Code: 19190                                                          Dates: July 7 – July 24 Monday – Thursday

Type: Commuter                                                                      Times: 9:30 AM – 4 PM

Cost: $495

 

Currently in 10th – 11th Grade

BEACON

Michigan State University

BEACON is a residential program and will be held at the Kellogg Biological Station located about one and a half hours to the west of East Lansing.  This NSF-Funded Science and Technology Center will focus on the STEM skills necessary to advance interdisciplinary research on evolution in action, and will develop innovative applications with actively evolving biological and technological systems. Applicants must complete a DAPCEP application.   ** Transportation not provided **

Course Code: 16060                                                         Dates: July 6 – July 10

Type: Residential                                                                    Times: N/A

Cost: $0

 

Forensic Summer Science

Lawrence Technological University

If you are a highly motivated student proficient in biology, chemistry, and physics, the Forensic Summer Science Institute is the camp for you. You will be given a crime scenario, which you’ll solve using state-of-the-art lab equipment to explore DNA fingerprinting, drug testing, hair and fiber analysis, ballistics, gunshot-residue testing, and blood spatter analysis. Applicants must complete a DAPCEP application. This camp requires additional forms, which can be found at www.ltu.edu/fssi-forms

** Transportation not provided **

 Course Code: 19000                                                       Dates: June 23 – July 27

Type: Residential                                                                    Times: 9 AM – 4 PM

Cost: $320 commuter

Cost: $400 residential

High School Engineering Institute

Michigan State University

This is a residential program.  Students are expected to provide their own transportation. This program has run for over 40 years. Students will spend a week exploring engineering through lecture, lab and design sessions run by faculty and graduate assistants from our various programs. Special sessions are also presented on the admissions process, diversity issues, undergraduate research, Honors College, cooperative/internship education, and study abroad opportunities. The students will also visit an engineering facility in Michigan. Applicants must complete a DAPCEP application ** Transportation not provided **

Course Code: 16025 (Session 1)                                            Dates: June 22 – June 26

Course Code: 11320 (Session 2)                                            Dates: July 13 – July 17

Course Code: 11330 (Session 3)                                            Dates: July 20 – July 24

Type: Residential                                                                               Times: N/A

Cost: $300.00

UNITE ACT Prep & College Boot Camp

University of Detroit Mercy

The UNITE ACT COLLEGE PREP BOOT CAMP is designed to resemble a university freshman engineering curriculum.  The UNITE program gives students opportunities into the world of engineers before entering college. ACT Boot Camp will assist high school students with test taking skills, structure study goals, using tools and skills necessary to succeed as a college student. Classes involve hands-on activities, emphasizing teamwork with the University feel. This commuter program is currently for students in the 10th through 12th grades. Applicants must complete a DAPCEP application as well as a UDM application. Please visit www.udmercy.edu for all program information. ** Transportation not provided *

 Course Code: 10575                                                        Dates: July 7 – July 25

Type: Commuter                                                                      Times: 9 AM – 4 PM

Cost: $700