• FREE! Hands-on STEM Labs Conducted in your Classroom!

    Attention all middle school teachers

    The Center for Advanced Automotive Technology (CAAT) at Macomb Community College is proud to offer its free and highly successful STEM Outreach program to local middle schools.  The program is designed to bring STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) into classrooms with engineering labs geared towards middle school students.

    Program Reach: 8,300+ students, 290+ classrooms, 25+ schools
    Program Reach: Students | Classrooms | Schools

    The CAAT is a National Science Foundation (NSF) Advanced Technological Education (ATE) Center.  All costs related to these labs are paid for by the CAAT through the grant from the NSF.

    STEM lab results

    Surveys show teachers are very satisfied with the STEM labs, 100% would recommend the program to their colleagues.

    STEM Survey Results: 100% either extremely or very valuable & increase in STEM
    Survey Results: 2015/16 & 2016/17 School Years

    The STEM Outreach program demonstrates to young students the exciting opportunities available in technology, with the hope that it will spark student interest in taking STEM classes in high school and pursuing a technical career, as well as increase awareness of the need for skilled technicians and engineers in southeast Michigan and today's automotive sector. By creating hands-on projects with little guidance from the teacher, these labs will increase students' skills specifically in the areas of problem-solving, spatial reasoning, and applied math.

    Examples of labs include designing, building and testing a catapult, a balloon-powered car, a rubber band racer, a hovercraft and a lunar buggy. Once a lab request is received, the CAAT will contact you to verify the time and date requested. The CAAT will take care of everything else! And the best part is, it's absolutely FREE!

    STEM labs in the news

    Read how the CAAT is working with middle schools to create excitement for STEM fields:

    Request your lab today

    Requesting your FREE Classroom STEM Lab(s) is fast and easy.  Simply follow these two easy steps:

    1. Click on the Lab Descriptions button and choose a lab that interests you.
    2. Click the Request Your FREE Lab(s) Now button and fill in the required information.

    Once we receive your request, we will contact you to schedule your lab(s) and answer any questions you may have.

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    For more information please contact the CAAT's STEM Outreach Coordinator, Saleta McMurray, at 586-445-7127 or mcmurrays36@macomb.edu.