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Outreach Programs

Winter 2016 Programs
Plane Geometry for Engineers and Scientists

Grades: 7-11th

Registration

This introductory-level course is for the serious student who has demonstrated success in basic arithmetic. Employing a “problem-based classroom” teaching approach, the instructor will review the lecture material and discuss its practical relevance for the first 30 minutes, then proceed to engage the students while they solve many sets of practice problems for the remaining time in the class. The course is administered over five Saturdays from 9 AM to 12 PM on the campus of Oakland University. Student success will be heavily dependent upon their commitment to excellence while in class and their ability to view a 30-minute video (from home, school or library) during the week prior to the Saturday class. The admissions process, which is highly selective, involves consideration of math GPA and teacher recommendations. Plane Geometry at an introductory level is covered.

 

Computer Science

Grades: 7-12th

Registration

This camp is designed for students who have an interest in computer science. Students will learn computer programming, website coding and development, app development for mobile devices, and video game design. Modules will include straight programming as well as GUI object-oriented programming. Students will be able to unleash their creativity in open-ended exercises throughout the week, and be able to take their creations home with them on a memory stick.

 

Bio-Engineering

Grades: 9-12th

Registration

This camp is designed for students who have an interest in Bioengineering. Students will get an overview of what Bioengineering is and how it is used in the real world.  Modules will include making a model hand and a virus simulation activity.  Students will be able to unleash their creativity in open-ended exercises throughout the week, and be able to take many of their creations home with them.

 

VEX Robotics

Grades: 6-10th

Registration

This introductory-level camp is for students whom are currently on a VEX Robotics team or plan to be on one this upcoming school year.  The curriculum in this camp will be designed in collaboration with the Robotics Education & Competition (REC) Foundation.  Employing a “project-based classroom” teaching approach, the instructor will give the students the directions for building the basic claw bot and allow them to build in groups of 2 to 5 depending on class size. Once the robots are built, the instructors will teach basic RobotC programming. Students will work as they learn. Instructors will teach concepts and ideas as needed by each group. The camp will be a 5-day, all day camp on the campus of Oakland University. Student success will be heavily dependent upon their commitment to excellence while in class. The admissions process will depend on the number of students who apply.

In this camp, students will:

  • Design and build the robot to complete certain specifications for certain challenges.

  • Program the robots using RobotC.

  • Compete against one another in a team atmosphere.

  • Learn to apply autonomous features on the robot.

 

 

Physics for Engineers and Scientists

Grades: 9-12th

Registration

This introductory-level course is for the serious student who has demonstrated success in Physical Science and Biology. Employing a “problem-based classroom” teaching approach, the instructor will review the lecture material and discuss its practical relevance for the first 30 minutes, then proceed to engage the students while they solve many sets of practice problems for the remaining time in the class. The course is administered over five Saturdays from 9 AM to 12 PM on the campus of Oakland University. Student success will be heavily dependent upon their commitment to excellence while in class.

STEM Camps
Fall STEM 2015 offerings will be posted soon. Check back later for information about 2016 Summer STEM camps.

Oakland University's School of Engineering and Computer Science offers one-week camps for upper elementary, middle school, and high schools for students who do or might have an interest in Science, Technology, Engineering and/or Mathematics (STEM).

Students will be taken through a series of hands-on, student-centered experiences where they will learn a little bit about what each of the engineering fields do, build and test equipment and conduct experiments in the various disciplines that include all of STEM. Click on the camps below to learn more information.

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SECS CORE Tutoring and Resource Center

Struggling to be successful in an SECS CORE course? Tutoring (group and 1-on-1) available at our new Tutoring and Resource Center located in 114 DHE.

Tutoring available for the following courses:

  • EGR 141
  • EGR 240
  • EGR 250
  • EGR 260
  • EGR 280

Potential tutors: If you have been successful in a CORE course recently, like to help people and make some money doing it, please apply to be a tutor for any of the above courses that you have a proven track record in. Research shows that students that can actually teach others retain information at far higher rates than those who do not, so this experience has the benefit of information retention as well.

For more information, contact Professor Kobus

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Contact Us
 
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Christopher J. Kobus, Ph.D.  
Director of Outreach 
and Recruitment 
(248) 370-2489

Oakland University’s School of Engineering and Computer Science is committed to introducing high school and pre-college students to Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Resources.

Thanks to this early introduction by passionate educators, students are guided to a pathway leading toward a successful education and career in the technological workforce.

SECS hosts outreach programs, both on and off campus, throughout the academic year and summer months. Faculty routinely visit high schools, junior highs, middle and elementary schools.

Oakland University’s highest priority in providing exemplary academic, athletic and social programs for youth is protecting the health, safety and welfare of all participants. To achieve this critically important goal, carefully screened and highly trained personnel enforce protocols designed to ensure safe conduct and supportive interaction between youth and program leaders. To learn more about OU's youth protection efforts, visit oakland.edu/youth.