Bringing materials science and engineering to our communities


Teacher Camp


“This was my first introduction to materials science. It was so much fun, and I can apply it even with my special-education students.”



ASM Teacher Camp

Teachers have been enjoying the ASM Teacher Camp program at Michigan for the past fourteen years. Teachers from across the country come to Michigan to learn about materials and methods of including materials into their high school curriculum.

While some of these teachers have developed complete materials science programs for their high schools, others have incorporated materials into their chemistry and physics or other curriculum. With the continued support of the Detroit Chapter of ASM and the Master Teachers they supply, we look forward to many more years of this camp.



Xplore Engineering

Our engineering students and professors participate yearly in the Xplore Engineering camp for engineering alumni and their families.


Last year we created a workshop called “eXtraordinary Materials”
Have you ever seen an ordinary item do something totally unexpected? In the world of materials, we are always finding new ways to make substances with surprising properties. In this workshop, you will use real research tools - high magnification microscopes, cryogenic substances, rare earth magnets, and more - to see that everyday materials can be far from ordinary!


 Xplore Engineering



“I cannot even begin to express my appreciation for the College of Engineering to put on this event,” commented one appreciative grandparent. “It is a phenomenal way to expose young people to future possibilities.”



Tech Day

Tech Day is the University of Michigan College of Engineering’s annual fall event that invites prospective college students and their family members to explore Michigan Engineering. The program is designed to give prospective students and their family members a feel for Michigan Engineering and the many exciting opportunities that await them here.



Current MSE students give prospective students an insider’s perspective about our department and share their experiences about campus life.