Pre-College Students

Recognizing that an undergraduate support program cannot operate in a vacuum, but must build upon the pre-college experience. Women in Science and Engineering Program has developed an active outreach program to secondary schools. Our pre-college programs include the following:

RobotC for Girls

Camp Dates: July 6-10, 2015
RobotC for Girls is a one-week, day program for students who will complete grades 8 - 12 in July 2015. The camp introduces students to computer programming in a fun and supportive environment.

Girls in Science and Engineering (GISE)

Camp Dates: June 22-26, 2015
Application is now CLOSED. A summer day camp for students finishing grades 7 and 8. Sponsored by UM's Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) Program

Genes in Diseases and Symptoms (GIDAS) Program- Computational Biology Research

Camp Dates: June 15-26, 2015 (M-F only)
This two week summer program is for academically motive students finishing 8th-12th grade. The camp focuses on computational biology and understanding the role of genomics in diseases.

GIDAS- Computational Biology Camp for 8th Graders and Above (August Session)

Camp Dates: August 3-7, 2015
This camp is target towards student interested in computers, math biology, and medicine.

GIDAS- R Camp for 7th Graders and Above

Camp Dates: August 10-14, 2015
This camp provides statistical methods in the context of disease research.

Girls in FIRST Teams

WISE sponsors two middle school FIRST Lego League teams each Fall term. Teams meet in the Undergraduate Sciences Building on UMs central campus beginning the first Sunday after Labor Day - December.

Southeastern Michigan Science Fair

Southeastern Michigan Science Fair
The WISE Program, in collaboration with Washtenaw Community College, coordinates the Intel-affiliated Southeastern Michigan Science Fair. Students in grades 7-12 from Livingston, Washtenaw, Monroe, Hillsdale and Lenawee counties are eligible to participate. This program aims at engaging both boys and girls.

UM Center for Educational Outreach

The UM Center for Educational Outreach web site includes a searchable database of all UM outreach opportunities aimed at pre-college students.

Find the searchable database here:

Additional Pre-College Resources

Additional science and engineering-related activities in the Ann Arbor and Southeast Michigan area as well as national opportunities.