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

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High School Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors

Summer Camps

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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, 2023 and save $100 per camp.

Visit campus and save another $50 per camp.

Camp Schedule

Summer of 2023

Architecture And Interior Design
2D Design Techniques

College of Architecture and Design

Max number of students: 20

Explore the architecture and interior design process through drawing. In this session, you will learn about the fundamentals of drawing, orthographic projection, and design through the completion of a small-scale architectural project. You’ll have one-on-one time with the instructor, participate in group critiques and prepare a final presentation. The content of this session is supported by visiting architects and interior designers, in-class critiques, and field experience to a local design event or a visit to Detroit-area design firms and noteworthy architectural works.

Biomedical Engineering

College of Engineering

Max number of students: 20

Instructor: John Peponis

Explore the role of a biomedical engineer in designing procedures and equipment that assist in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of disease and injury; make medical testing less intrusive; and enhance the quality of life for people with disabilities. Team projects will acquaint you with basic engineering design tools and the instrumentation used in medical settings.


College of Arts and Sciences

Max number of students: 20

Instructors: Dr. Jeff Morrissette, Dr. Julie Zwiesler-Vollick

In a research lab setting, you’ll genetically engineer bacteria, purify and quantify proteins, and learn how to clone genes. You’ll apply modern DNA profiling techniques to solve crimes and use high-tech tools to diagnose diseases and track infectious outbreaks. Your days will be filled with hands-on experiments.

Computer Networking Cybersecurity and Artificial Intelligence

College of Arts and Sciences

Max number of students: 20

Instructor: George Pappas

Explore the role of a computer networking cybersecurity and Artificial Intelligence engineer. Learn the fundamentals in monitoring and identifying problems in modern computer networking environments. Gain a better understanding of the design, motivation, and analysis of the basic building blocks of secure computer and network infrastructure. You will get hands-on experience with basic computer monitoring tools used to troubleshoot and improve computer network security. You will also be exposed to Artificial Intelligence projects, exciting tours to local companies with fun projects and games with Raspberry Pi (or similar microcontroller and USB storage devices) that you will keep after the camp.

Graphic Design
Create a Mobile App

College of Architecture and Design

Instructor: Danielle Reynolds

Max number of students: 20

Learn the tools and techniques to create a functional prototype of your own mobile app. In a hands-on studio environment, you will ideate, experiment and test your design, while learning about user experience (UX), user interface (UI), and design-thinking strategies. Walk away with a portfolio-ready project. You will also visit local design firms and hear guest talks from working designers. No prior experience necessary.

The Hidden Engineering Inside Buildings

College of Engineering

Max number of students: 20

Instructor: Dr. Keith Kowalkowski

You might not think about it very often, but everything in a building—the materials used to build it, the parts inside it, from its frame to wiring to walls to doors— has to be designed and engineered. The growing profession of architectural engineering deals with the engineering designs that are integrated into building systems and the architecture of the building itself. Included are lighting systems, electrical systems, mechanical systems like heating and air conditioning, and the structures themselves. This camp will teach you some of the fundamental knowledge needed to understand these systems, and how they are integrated into the building envelope. Through a series of lectures, hands-on experiments, demonstrations and activities, you will explore the engineering designs that make an architect’s vision unfold.

Industrial Design
Product Design and Innovation

College of Architecture and Design

Max number of students: 20

Product designers create the products we use today and innovate new ones for tomorrow, including electronics, toys, footwear, tools, sports equipment, and medical devices. In this session, students will learn about the product development process and the methodology used by designers within industry to innovate new work for consumers through the development of an original product. Their work will utilize an array of approaches, including iterative sketching and cutting edge digital tools. You will also visit local design firms and hear guest talks from working designers.

International Summer Camp in Psychology

Max number of students: 20

Instructors: Franco Delogu and Matthew Cole

This 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, and art. We will try to answer questions like: Why do we sleep and dream? Why are men often 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.

3D Modeling and Printing

College of Arts and Sciences

Max number of students: 12

Instructor: Wisam Bukaita

This is a three-week camp; July 10-14, July 17-21, and July 24-28.

You will apply a coding design to your own design idea and form a multi-dimensional, touchable object. In this summer journey, you will explore the fundamentals of coding and use a 3D printer to experience 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!

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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 July 10, until August 4, 2023 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 Lisa Kujawa at summercamps@ltu.edu

Clay Models Summer camp

Camps fill up quickly!

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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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