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

Attention 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 for middle school students.

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!

New STEM Lab for Career Classes

And specifically for your career class students, the CAAT now offers a one hour class which includes a discussion of the different career paths available in STEM and their importance for building the future, and includes an introductory STEM Lab.

For more information on our career class option, please contact Saleta McMurray, at 586-445-7127 or mcmurrays36@macomb.edu.


See STEM Labs in the Classroom

Students Speak about STEM Labs


STEM Lab Results

Thousands of middle school students have already attended a CAAT Stem Lab. Teachers are very satisfied with the STEM labs; 100% would recommend the program to their colleagues.

Program Reach: Teacher Response:
Schools: 33 Over 80% of teachers said the STEM lab was extremely valuable.
Classrooms: 550 Over 90% are interested in doing another STEM lab.
Students: 16,032 100% would recommend a STEM lab to a colleague.


STEM Labs in the News

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

Request Your Lab Today

* Currently available only in Southeast Michigan

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.

View the Lab Descriptions

Request Your Free Lab(s) Now

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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.


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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.