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 11-15, 2016
RobotC for Girls is a one-week, day program for students who will complete grades 8 - 12 in July 2016.

Girls in Science and Engineering (GISE)

Camp Dates: June 20-24, 2016
Application: 6eE93QOoKB
A summer day camp for students finishing grades 7 and 8. Sponsored by UM's Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) Program

GIDAS- Computational biology camp for high school students

Dates: August 1-5, 2016
This camp is for academically motivated current (2015-16) high school and 8th grade students (young women and men) interested in computer, math, science, and medicine.

GIDAS- Biotechnology Camp for High School Students

Dates: August 8-12, 2016
This camp focuses on nucleotide hybridization and combines UNIX usage, wet-lab experiments, and thermodynamics to teach current nucleotide biotechnology.

GIDAS- Camp for R Programming

Dates: August 15-19, 2016
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.