• 2022

    Auto STEAM Days

    November 30 & December 1, 2022

    Auto STEAM Days

    Explore Career Pathways with Industry Experts

    Middle and high school students learn about careers in automotive design, robotics, manufacturing, and the technology that makes it happen!

    Some of the great experiences offered to students:

    • Check out the latest trends in automotive design and technology
    • Talk with experts in the fields of engineering and robotics
    • Experience digital sketching and automotive clay modeling
    • Realize the high-tech world of production design
    • Understand the world of automated connected vehicles
    • Discover coding and traffic light programming
    • Learn about augmented reality, drivelines, and surface traction
    • Experience high-tech vehicles on display
    • Operate hands-on skilled trades exhibits and learn about apprenticeship

    Hands on demonstrations and learning experiences | Conversations with industry partners in engineering and robotics
    Exhibits in digital sculpting and automotive clay modeling | Interaction with skilled trade exhibits and apprenticeships

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    STEAM

    STEAM Summer Camp

    August 1-5, 2022

    Science | Technology | Engineering | Arts | Mathematics

    Enjoy learning about and participating in STEAM-related hands-on activities

    Location: Macomb Community College
    MTEC Building - Van Dyke south of 12 Mile
    900 Tank Ave, Warren, MI 48092

    Each day campers will enjoy:

    • Creativity
    • Building
    • Experimenting
    • Field Trips
    • Games
    • Meeting New Friends
    • Learning about Careers
    • Lunch and Snacks

    Parents/guardians are invited to stay for the welcome session on Monday and the Friday lunch and afternoon presentations.


    Sponsored by:

    Macomb Community College Center for Advanced Automotive Technology National Science Foundation Bosch - Invented for Life NCAT

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    Upward Bound Summer Camps

    July 18 & 19, 25 & 26, 2022

    Trio Upward Bound

    CAAT Partnered with University of Michigan's Upward Bound Trio Program

    Week 1 - July 18-19, 2022

    Students participate in hands-on activities building and launching a rocket and experiment through trial and error as they build their own take-home Jimu robot.

    Week 2 - July 25-26, 2022

    Explore the world of microcontrollers and learn how to program and fly a Mini Programmable Drone. and desigin, build and code a robot with a UB Tech Kit.

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    CAAT 2-Day STEM Challenge

    June 20-21, 2022

    Discover what makes engineering interesting an so much fun!

    A free summer camp for middle school students. Lunch is provided each day.

    Location: Macomb Community College
    South Campus - Expo Center
    14500 E 12 Mile Rd
    Warren, MI 48088

    Day 1 - June 20, 9:30am - 1:30pm

    Robolink CoDrone Mini Programmable Drone

    Explore the world of microcontrollers and learn how to program and fly a Robolink CoDrone Mini Programmable Drone.

    Day 2 - June 21, 9:30am - 1:30pm

    Jimu Robot

    Students participate in hands-on activities and experiment through trial and error as they build their own take-home Jimu robot.


    Sponsored by:

    Macomb Community College Center for Advanced Automotive Technology National Science Foundation Bosch - Invented for Life

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    DAPCEP STEM Week

    April 25-29, 2022

    DAPCEP

    First Ever STEM Week by the Detroit Area Pre-College Engineering Program

    The CAAT offered a workshop where students learned to program and operate an MBot robot. The workshop was offered 3 times during the event, with each workshop having about 30 participants.

    A total of 960 students participated in the event. Leaders of the participating schools expressed significant appreciation and deemed the event highly successful. In fact, participant evaluations revealed that students learned quite a bit about the many different career opportunities that are available in the STEM fields.

    In addition to Macomb Community College, other organizations participating in the week-long event included General Motors, Bosch, Meritor, Cooper Standard, Ruby & Associates and many other major employers in the Detroit Area.

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    Girl Scouts Engineering Week

    February 26, 2022

    Girls Scouts of Southeast Michigan

    The CAAT was pleased to host the Girl Scouts of Southeastern Michigan (GSSEM) Engineering Day. Junior, cadette, and senior girl scouts and parents were invited to participate in the event at Macomb Community College's South Campus. Girls in 4th-12th grade learned about the exciting world of robotics - from designing to building and showcasing robots. Women from various engineering fields served as mentors and team leaders.

    Girl Scouts received hands-on experience to:

    • Stretch their science and technological skills
    • Focus on problem-solving, innovation, and teamwork
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    Project Descriptions

    TI-Innovator Rover Robotic Vehicle

    TI-Innovator Rover Robotic Vehicle

    Join Texas Instruments in a challenge that experiments with coding and the TI-Innovator™ Rover robotic vehicle while you earn your drivers license through a series of activities including parallel parking, Watch Out for Rover the dog and navigate a series of mazes. Girls will learn how to program using TI-BASIC programming language and will be writing their own programs within 10-minutes of the session.

    Dream with Robots Challenge

    UB Tech kit

    Work with Macomb Community College’s Center for Advanced Automotive Technology (CAAT) to design, build and code your own robot in our Dream with Robots challenge. Learn about the engineering design process working in small groups while using UB Tech Design Kits. Advanced and intermediate kits will be available for different age groups to discover what makes engineering both interesting and so much fun! At the end of the session, groups will present their project to demonstrate what their invention was programmed to do.

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