Lawrence Technological University offers many opportunities for children in kindergarten through high school to gain experience in science and technology and supplement their education in a stimulating university setting.
In July 2003, Lawrence Tech hosted a hands-on computer building program for Cerveny High School students thanks to a $40,000 grant from Pittsburgh Steelers’ Jerome Bettis and his Bus Stops Here Foundation. The program, as described by Lawrence Tech President Dr. Charles Chambers, is "designed to meet two important student needs – easy access to technology, and a greater interest in math and science.”
Detroit Area Pre-College Engineering Program (DAPCEP)
Lawrence Tech is a partner in DAPCEP, offering such classes as "Real Life Engineering," pre-engineering math, and technical writing to students as young as sixth grade.
CSI Lawrence Tech, designed for educatiors, can provide the ideas to help you develop your course work, engage your students, and teach forensic science using an integrated approach. You will work alongside police officers and experts trained in forensic science. More...
Designed for serious biology, chemistry, and physics high school students, Lawrence Tech’s Forensic Summer Science Institute offers you the opportunity to study with outstanding university professors and top students from other schools. If you attended last year, join us for a NEW crime scenario. More...
Partnerships with Local Schools
Lawrence Tech has received four Eisenhower grants to provide professional development in hands-on, science-based activities for teachers in at-risk schools in the Detroit Public Schools, Highland Park Schools, and surrounding areas. Lawrence Tech was the first university in the area to assume the role of lead agency in the delivery of after-school programs at a Detroit Public School. The University served in this capacity for Cerveny Middle School during the 2001-2002 school year and the following summer.
Pre-College Business Program
As part of the undergraduate business degree program, Lawrence Tech offers Introduction to Business Practices and Issues, a course specially designed for high school seniors and juniors. Students earn two college credits toward a Bachelor of Science in Business Management degree at Lawrence Tech, and also may be transferable to other colleges and universities. The course utilizes e-learning so most class interaction and instruction takes place by computer.
Annual Robofest was started in 2000 as a low-cost competition that would encourage every student to use computerized robotics skills in a hands-on event. 5th - 12th grade students design, construct and program their robots while learning problem-solving techniques, mathematics, logic, creativity, physics, electronics, mechanics, teamwork, computers and computer programming. For more info, please check out http://www.robofest.net/.
Lawrence Technological University is organizes and hosts an annual indoor Robot Thanksgiving Parade. The parade features robot floats constructed and programmed by middle school and high school students. Attendees of the parade will be able to see robot floats that are fully autonomous, follow the parade route, and are able to detect other robots in front of them. The robot floats are programmed to stop and start without human help. Interested participants should click on http://www.robofest.net/roboParade.htm.