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Marburger STEM Center
21000 West Ten Mile Road
Southfield, MI 48075-1058

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High School Sophomores, Juniors, & Seniors

Summer Camps

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– Registration Starts November 1, 2020 –

LTU’s Marburger STEM Center offers stimulating academic camps for students interested in engineering, technology, design, and science. Expert professors will introduce you to the latest innovations in modern labs and studios on Lawrence Tech’s Southfield campus.

Camp Options for Students


Day Camper

A day camper will commute to LTU. All camp sessions are from 9 a.m.–4 p.m.


Residential Camper

As a residential camper, you’ll live in student housing, eat in the cafeteria, and participate in fun activities each evening.


Save $100 by attending two, and $200 by attending three camps.

Register before February 1, 2020 and save $100 per camp.

Come to a Blue and White Day and save another $50 per camp.

Camp Schedule

Summer of 2021

Design Studio


Max number of students: 20

Design is embedded in all facets of life. It shapes the built environment in which we live, work and play. In this hands-on studio, you will explore how specific design processes might create a world that is more thoughtful, sustainable and sensitive. You will touch on the core principles of design and basic elements of art as you explore real-life situations in the designed world. You will experience how fundamental design principles can be applied, to foster great impact in your work. The content of the studio is supported by visiting artists, in-class critiques, and field experiences, including a trip to the Detroit Institute of Arts and more.

Graphic Design Studio

Max number of students: 20

Graphic design is all around us, whether the logo of your home-town team, a poster of your favorite band or the icons on your phone. This camp will emulate a real-world studio environment where you’ll use industry-standard techniques and software to create a portfolio-ready creative project. Under the guidance of design professionals, you’ll learn graphic design tools and techniques, such as typography, composition, image-making and color theory. You will also visit local design firms and hear guest talks from industry professionals.

Industrial Engineering - Fun and Learning

Max number of students: 20

This session is a fun hands-on learning experience that uses LEGOs to build miniature cars. You will learn the basic tools of manufacturing a product on an assembly line. Each participant will learn how to apply the processes that Henry Ford used when he revolutionized the automotive industry with his Model T car. You will gain an understanding of basic industrial engineering concepts, methodologies, and tools. This session incorporates math, science and visualization experiments. This summer camp will be fun, but it will also challenge you!

Marketing at a Glance

Max number of students: 20

This week-long summer camp will provide students an opportunity to get a head start on their business education. In an interactive environment, students will learn about: The fundamentals of a business education, general marketing functions and applications, leadership skills, digital marketing skills, teamwork dynamics and presentation skills. Over the course of five days, students will spend mornings and afternoons learning about current and future trends in marketing. Through the summer camp, students will join in interactive learning activities, including games and presentations by business leaders. Field trips to local businesses will be held to inspire students.

Molecules in Medicine

Max number of students: 20

Drug discovery is an exciting field at the interface of chemistry and biology. How are medicinal molecules created and how are they tested before they are approved as medicines? In this summer camp, you will prepare and analyze several common pharmaceutical drugs. You will study their toxicity and medicinal uses using several different model systems, including bacteria, mouse cell cultures, nematode C. elegans, and brine shrimp. You will also visit an on-campus high-tech medical simulations laboratory and will discuss various health-related career paths with an experienced advisor.

Sketching & Visual Communication

Max number of students: 20

This session is designed to develop your drawing and representation skills in charcoal, graphite, ink, and marker to prepare you for a career in architecture or design. In this hands-on session, you’ll observe, draw, and communicate the objects around you and our built environment. The course will demonstrate tools that allow for the connection between hand drawing and digital media. All exercises will help you develop an understanding of foundational drawing and digital skill sets at the college level. The content of this session is supported by visiting guest critics, in-class critiques, and a field experience to the Cranbrook Art Museum to see the work of world class artists and designers

Frequently Asked Questions

Applying to Summer Camp

Yes, scholarships are available for students who have exceptional academic records and/or who have proven financial need. Contact to learn more about scholarships and financial aid.
You can commute or opt for a residential camp. Day camps are $850 and residential camps are $950.

Camp & Class Details

Each camp is taught by our full-time faculty and the curriculum provides students with hands on projects, activities and team based learning. The camps model our motto of Theory and Practice.
Please check out the flyer to review a detailed list of the camps.
For classes, students do not need to bring anything. These items are included in the price of the camp and will be provided for campers on the first day.
Camps will be in session from June 21, 2021 until July 30, 2021 from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

While at Camp

Residential campers live in either Donley or South Residence Halls. Both housing units are set up apartment-style. There is a living room, bedrooms, bathroom and kitchen in each unit. There will be basic items in the room already; toilet paper, shower curtain, garbage can.

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Students traveling from out of state will be provided linens, pillows and blankets for their beds. However, in state students should bring their own. Students also should bring their own toiletry items; shampoo, soap, toothpaste, etc. We also recommend bringing some pocket money for any evening activities. We recommend bringing games for in the dorms, but not expensive electronic devices that can be lost or stolen. It will be the camper’s responsibility to secure their belongings in their room prior to them leaving for the days or evening activities.
Lawrence Tech’s on campus dining services provide food for the camps. Day campers get lunch each day and residential campers get breakfast, lunch and dinner each day. Day campers can pay an additional cost to also receive breakfast and dinner each day.
Residential students should arrive the Sunday before the camp between 3–5 p.m. Dinner will be served in the Donley or South Residence Halls at 6 p.m. each Sunday prior to the camp beginning on Monday. Students will meet the resident counselors when they arrive and they will escort the students to the evening activities, breakfast and dinner. Commuter students will check in by 8:30 a.m. in the Atrium of the Buell Management Building on the Monday the camp begins. Please eat breakfast before the camp begins.
Either two or three camp counselors are hired for each camp, depending on the number of campers. The counselors live in the housing unit with the campers for the week and take the campers to breakfast and dinner each day. They will also participate in activities with the students each evening. In addition, each housing unit has a live-in Resident Hall Coordinator, who is a full-time Lawrence Tech staff member.
We will put campers together if they request it ahead of time. Otherwise, campers are placed into room by gender. Rooms are either 2-person or 4-person, and availability of rooms is determined by the Office of University Housing
Scavenger Hunts
Ridler Field House Gym
Detroit Tigers Baseball Game
Admission Counselor Campus Tour
Campus Safety regularly patrols the campus and housing units. There is an Information Desk located in each housing unit that is staffed between 8 a.m. – 2 a.m. each day and night. During the day, camp professors escort campers as needed throughout the campus.

Have any other questions?

Email Alexandra Height at

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Early registration is recommended as the camps fill quickly. No refunds will be given after the receipt of registration fees and materials.

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