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

Contact Info

248.204.2403
summercamps@ltu.edu

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High School Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors

Summer Camps

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– Registration Starts December 1, 2021 –

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

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Day Camper

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

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Residential Camper

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

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

Register before February 1, 2022 and save $100 per camp.

Visit campus and save another $50 per camp.

Camp Schedule

Summer of 2022

Design Studio:
Making a World for People

College of Architecture and Design

Max number of students: 36

Design is embedded in all facets of life. It creates the built environment in which we live, every surface we see and any object we touch. The purpose of design is to make a better world for people. In this hands-on studio, you will explore how specific design processes might create a world that is more thoughtful, sustainable and sensitive. We will engage complex and ill-defined social issues in a thoughtful way, explore ideas that affect the quality of human life and develop designed spaces, products, or media that begins to address those situations. Working in teams that simulate professional environments, this experience will take you through the core of design thinking to learn how to understand complex human situations and propose design outcomes to address them. The camp operates through a series of workshops that will teach the processes involved in design thinking, how to research social topics, practicing the ideation process, how to develop mockups and prototypes and techniques of presenting final designs. Students will present their proposals to design professionals in a 'shark tank' style of project pitch. The camp includes a field experience at the Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation.

Graphic Design:
Logos and Branding Camp

College of Architecture and Design

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 introduce you to logo and brand design. Under the guidance of an industry professional, you will learn the process of designing a brand system that can be applied to a variety of real-world applications, like t-shirts and websites. Walk away with a portfolio-ready project. You will also visit local design firms and hear guest talks from working graphic designers.

Industrial Engineering:
Fun and Learning

College of Engineering

Max number of students: 20

Instructor: Dr. Ahad Ali

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!

Molecules in Medicine

College of Arts and Sciences

Max number of students: 20

Instructors: Dr. Shannon Timmons, Aleksandra Kuzmanov

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

College of Architecture and Design

Max number of students: 20

This session is designed to develop your drawing and representation skills in charcoal, graphite, ink, and marker and 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 artist and designers.

3D Modeling and Printing

College of Arts and Sciences

Max number of students: 12

Instructor: Wisam Bukaita

Apply a coding design to form your idea into a live and touchable object. In this summer journey, you will explore the fundamentals of coding and use a 3D printer to experience and enjoy the process of manufacturing your project from Nylon Carbon Fiber in the LTU summer factory. Your achieved product, the 3D shape, will be your souvenir and award to show off after the camp!

Mathematical Epidemiology:
Modeling the Zombie Apocalypse

College of Arts and Sciences

Max number of students: 20

Instructors: Matthew Johnston and Bruce Pell

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.

International Summer Camps in Psychology

Arts and Sciences

Max number of students: 20

Instructors: Franco Delogu and Matthew Cole

This summer camp connects students from the United States and Italy in a shared learning and research experience about the scientific study of the human mind and behavior. Exploring subjects such as perception, communication, learning, memory, decision-making, motivation, love, hunger, art, we will try to answer questions like: Why do we sleep and dream? Why are men more aggressive than women? Do animals see colors? Why do we feel fear and happiness? Do people interact differently in social media? How much of our brain do we actually use? This camp involves students from two different countries and cultures in a collaborative research project. Students will have agency and ownership in the process of hands-on discovery in psychology. Students will share and discuss their results with each other, and outside the classroom.

Art of Extracting a Story from Data
with Visualizations using Python Programming Language

College of Business and IT

Max number of students: 20

Instructor: Jayashree Ravi

Extracting and weaving a compelling story from data is not only fun but also the most sought-after skill in the industry today. In this introductory program, students will not only learn Python programming language but also apply visualization skills to derive insights from data. Environment setup: We will use Google’s Colab and students will need a Gmail account to access Google’s cloud platform. Python programming language will be taught during this course.

Marketing 101:
Traditional and Digital

College of Business and IT

Max number of students: 20

Instructor: Nipa Shah

This is an introductory course in marketing. It examines the role of marketing in our society and within the organization. Marketing is about communicating the value of a product, service or brand to customers or consumers for the purpose of promoting or selling that product, service, or brand.

This course will help students identify marketing mix components, explain the environmental factor which influence consumers and organizational decision-making processes, outline a marketing plan, and interpret marketing research data to forecast industry trends and meet customer demands.

Leadership Summer Camp

College of Business and IT

Max number of students: 20

Instructor: Larry Fobes

Everyone can be a leader, regardless of age or circumstances. This summer camp will be a fun interactive camp helping those who attend become even better leaders now and in the future. Good leadership is driven by a mindset, a way of thinking, and a given viewpoint rather than just a set of specific techniques. You will learn a leadership model that applies in all cultures and all situations. You will better develop your personal leadership mindset in a holistic, comprehensive manner as we explore leadership through several paths.

The academic backbone of this camp will be the latest leadership research from one of the top business schools in the world. This will be the road map that ties together all of our activities and not just a week of lectures!

Research shows leaders often learn from other leaders. We will be learning from various senior leaders across many sectors. Some will visit us in the classroom, some may connect with us via video conference, and some will be on pre-recorded video. These very accomplished leaders come from a wide range of backgrounds and life experiences. We will see they are a lot like us and want to help us improve.

We will NOT be sitting at our desks all week! There will be many experiential exercises in class where you will get to practice and improve your individual leadership skills. These will be educational, but also a lot of fun!

Together we will analyze and learn from leaders in the media while witnessing firsthand their leadership decision making and the impact of such decisions with a few surprise activities.

You will leave this camp with an expanded leadership mindset and skill set that will serve you well in the future.

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 summercamps@ltu.edu 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
Bowling
Scavenger Hunts
Movies
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.
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Have any other questions?

Email Alexandra Height at summercamps@ltu.edu

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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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