Join us for a day of exploring dynamic career and education options. Selecting a major and ultimately a career can be hard. Let us make this decision a little easier, by allowing you the opportunity to experience Lawrence Tech's state-of-the-art labs, studios and facilities first hand. This event is for high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors interested in participating in three interactive, hands-on sessions specially designed to expose them to the rich variety of programs at Lawrence Tech. Join us and be inspired and challenged by Lawrence Tech professors. 

Friday March 22, 2019 from 8:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Don Ridler Field House
21000 W 10 Mile Road
Southfield, MI 48075

Registration for Exploration Day is now closed. If you are a student who would like to attend, please go to the non-registered table upon arrival. School Groups who have not yet registered, please email eburklow@ltu.edu for more information. Please note, some sessions are full.

There is no need to stress about choosing a major. Lawrence Tech is providing you with a great opportunity to get your feet wet in a variety of areas. A list of the sessions is below, take a minute to review and feel free to contact the admissions office if you have any questions about any of the majors that we offer!


8:00 - 8:50 a.m. Registration          
8:50 - 9:20 a.m. Welcome
9:30 - 10:20 a.m. Session 1
10:30 - 11:20 a.m. Session 2
11:30 a.m. - 12:20 p.m. Session 3
12:30 - 1:00 p.m. Lunch

Explore areas in:

Actuarial Science
Today's mathematics is nothing like that of your parents. If you look up any report on the "best" majors in college, not only is mathematics on the list, it is also critical to almost all of the other top 10 careers.

Architectural Engineering
Want a career that is high in demand? Be a part of only the second program of its kind in the world where you can earn a combined bachelor's and master's degree in five years! Our Architectural Engineering program perfectly integrates creativity, mathematical prowess, and a scientific mind to create resilient, healthy, and elegant buildings. Use engineering principles to design an environmentally friendly, net-zero energy, mini design project, where you become a master builder of a sustainable, high-performing building! Join us for a creative exploration of the science and engineering of buildings.

Architecture and Experience
Architects not only determine the form of a building, they also configure the experiences shaped by this form. The architectural experience, whether it's found in a building's interior or exterior, is affected by a variety of factors, including light, circulation patterns, and human psychology. In this session, you will use model-making techniques to explore some of these ideas and design your own architectural experience.

Architecture Resists! How Structures Push Back
How do buildings stand up? Why do they fall down? In this hands-on session, you'll construct models to explore and experiment with the basic principles of gravity. The activity will help you understand what determines the success or failure of a building's structural system and how these systems can lead to well-formed architecture.

Architecture and Design-Rapid Sketching
Capture your ideas through quick sketching exercises in a design studio environment, bringing your concepts to life in ways you may not have tried before.

Discover how the biological sciences have revolutionized our world, propelling advances in medicine, veterinary science, agriculture, wildlife conservation, education, and many other areas.

Biomedical Engineering
Find out what biomedical engineering is all about. Learn how biomedical engineers develop new orthopedic devices, biosensors, and personalized medical devices that are not only improving treatments but in many cases bringing the doctor right to your doorstep.

Learn about the versatility of a business degree and the many options it gives you. Organizations need a variety of business professionals such as accountants, financial analysts, human resource managers, operations managers, marketers, project managers, sales people, business analysts, and supervisors. You’ll work in a team to create a business innovation and present your idea to the other teams, a core business skill.

Campus Tour
Take a guided tour of campus and see what LTU has to offer: architecture and design studios; engineering and science labs; wood shop; fabrication lab; lighting, electrical, and daylighting labs; film and video studios; makeLab; Academic Achievement Center; student housing; and athletic facilities.

Civil Engineering
Build a more sustainable future! Civil engineers design and build bridges, roads, harbors, and stadiums – the infrastructure that is the foundation of society. They also restore and protect the environment. Discover the ongoing innovative research here at Lawrence Tech, while participating in lab activities.

What matters? Matter matters! Chemistry is the study of matter, everything that makes up the world, including you. Come experience how chemistry has enriched everyday life from the development of designer drugs to novel nanoscale materials.

Computer, Electrical and Embedded Software Engineering
From fast cars to toaster ovens, more and more products employ embedded computers to provide consumers better features and usability. Learn how electrical and computer engineers design these products and write the software to run them. You'll also tour LTU's labs and get some hands-on experience with electronic devices.

Computer Science
Learn how to control the machine that rules the digital age. Explore the exploding computer science field, from robotics, image processing, scientific computing, and game development to business intelligence, web development, mobile app development, computer animation, and more.

Engineering Technology: Audio, Construction & Management, and Mechanical & Manfacturing
Explore three unique degrees that use concepts of engineering, math, science, and laboratory experience to transform designs into products that improve the way we live. Audio engineers apply technologies ranging from recording in state-of-the-art studios for music and film, to testing for automotive and aerospace companies, to analyzing digital forensics. Construction engineering apply technologies and project management skills to architectural/civil designs to build a variety of structures. Mechanical and manufacturing engineers apply their strong foundation in industrial disciplines to produce innovative products.

English and Communication Arts
Strong communication and critical thinking skills can help you become a leader in a variety of professions, including business and industry, government, and education. Discover the advantages of being a proficient writer and speaker in today’s technological world.

Game Art
Transform your hobby into a career by learning what it takes to be a game artist at one of the top studios. In this workshop, "Character Design 101", you'll learn the ins and outs of character creation and creating scenic stories. Not only will you design what the character looks like, you'll also create his or her personal backstory and possessions.

Graphic Design
Examine the relationship between typography and imagery used in the ever-expanding field of graphic design, which incorporates skills in fine art, design, and computer technology. Through a series of interactive exercises, you will brainstorm and transform ideas into your own designs.

Industrial/Product Design
Are you a creative type who enjoys drawing, math and science? Find out about the world of product design and explore what an industrial design career is like. As an industrial designer, you will have the opportunity to select a career track that will enable you to design everything from footwear to furniture, electronics, consumer goods, power tools, business strategy, digital apps, and everything in between. In this session, you'll explore design thinking through the creation of an app, service or product .

Industrial Engineering
Industrial engineers continuously improve the quality and reliability of products and components and processes, systems, and enterprises. They find better ways to get things done in virtually every industry. Explore how industrial engineers make businesses more successful and profitable.

Information Technology
Information technology prepares you to work in a world where every aspect of business is digitized, distributed, mobile, and increasingly cloud-based. As businesses rely more and more on technology to improve productivity, the demand for IT professionals continues to soar. Learn about the research projects LTU’s information technology students are conducting with local corporations as class assignments – and how they’re presenting their findings to hiring managers.

Interior Design
Interior designers consider a variety of human factors when designing, including concepts from fields such as psychology, physiology, and sociology. In this session, you will learn how interior designers explore these factors and use drawing, modeling and other creative techniques to create an original design proposal.

Mathematical Sciences
Mathematics holds the key to understanding and managing, if not actually controlling, the world around us. Learn how mathematics impacts almost every aspect of modern life, from personal finances to the stock market, from computer bits and bytes to global information networks. Mathematicians answer questions, solve problems, and manage uncertainty – you can too!

Mechanical Engineering
Ever wonder how you get electricity from wind? How cars can be made more energy efficient? How an airplane can lift five times its own weight? Explore these questions, see student-designed race cars, and find out how energy systems, machine design, fluid dynamics, materials design, metallurgy, and other disciplines work together to make the world a better place.

Media Communication
Media communication professionals work in a wide array of careers, including television, film, and video production. Students will work in two teams to write, produce, and anchor a real news broadcast.

Nursing has been ranked as the most respected profession for ethical standards and honesty for a 16th consecutive year. The profession continues to be in high demand with opportunities for employment in acute care, long-term care, and outpatient settings. Nurses are also able to specialize in a variety of areas such as working with geriatric, adult or pediatric populations.

The exploration of the principles that govern the universe has led to many of the modern world’s great inventions. Have fun with some these physical principles and learn about career opportunities in this exciting field.

Career opportunities in the life sciences are growing at an incredible pace. Learn how majoring in psychology at Lawrence Tech can provide you with the education and skills required by employers and graduate schools.

Transportation Design
Do you have a passion for drawing and an ability to generate ideas for new automobiles or transportation products? Explore how design and engineering are integrated to create exciting new consumer products. You'll learn about some of the dynamic opportunities that careers in this field offer, such as designing automobiles, electronic components, motorcycles, boats and yachts - with a touch of Hollywood, as designers also create animation videos of their concepts.

For questions or more information, please call the Office of Admissions at 248.204.3160. You may also email admissions@ltu.edu.