2016 Student Activities

Automotive Open House
& 2016 Fall Valve Cover Racing Nationals

featuring Christophersen Racing

November 10, 2016

SusieQ funny car

Christophersen Racing's Susie Q
- a nostalgia blown alcohol funny car

The Macomb Community College Automotive Staff offered an informative and fun-filled event to showcase our automotive program, and answer questions about program offerings and schedules.

Featuring Christophersen Racing, and

The 2016 Fall Valve Cover Racing Nationals Competition.

Valve Cover Racing was open to all comers with the rules provided by Macomb's Automotive and Technical Education Office, 586-445-7012.

Download the event flyer!


Auto STEAM Days

October 19-20, 2016

Auto STEAM days

The CAAT and Macomb Community College (MCC) hosted the first Auto STEAM Day event for middle and high school students on October 19-20, 2016.  This event combined the CAAT's highly successful Automotive Design and Engineering Career Expo with Macomb's Robotics, Engineering, and Technology (RET) Days event.  Students learned about careers in automotive design, robotics, manufacturing, and the technology that makes it happen.

Auto STEAM Days featured two sectors:

  • Automotive Design and Engineering sector with exhibits by General Motors on clay/digital modeling, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles on sketching, Ford Motor Company on production design, and Magna on automated and connected vehicles!  There will also be a car show that let's students sit behind the wheel and talk to real automobile designers and engineers.
  • Manufacturing and Technology sector offered an exhibit on vehicle electrification and drivetrains by American Axle & Manufacturing, on virtual welding by Macomb Community College, on coding/traffic light programming by Siemens, and an exhibit by Bosch on augmented reality and crash detection.

See the news coverage at

TV Warren News | Macomb Daily

Explore Careers in Manufacturing and Technology

October 20, 2016, 5:30 - 8:00 pm

Students were encouraged to bring their parents, family, and others to "Explore Careers in Manufacturing and Technology" on Thursday, October 20 from 5:30-8:00 p.m. This related event provided attendees the opportunity to receive more in-depth information on automotive and technology careers from recent graduates and local employers. Attendance was free.

Attendees were able to:

  • Learn about job skills that are in high demand
  • Meet recent grads who found good-paying career employment
  • Meet local businesses and learn who employers are hiring
  • Discover the career pathway that's right for you
  • Explore apprenticeship, internships, and work-based learning

“Thank you to our sponsors, volunteers, contributors and supporting agencies for participating in Auto STEAM Days 2016”

Auto STEAM Days sponsors 2016


Hybrid Electric Vehicle Summer Career Academy

June 27-30, 2016

classroom hybrid vehicle

This interactive workshop explained the principles of battery/electric and other alternative vehicles.  Topics included reasons to use electric vehicles, EV safety, battery technologies, and motor types.  Each student built a battery, a DC motor kit, and a fuel cell vehicle.

Summer Career Academies are specifically designed for high school students. Students must be at least 14 years of age and have reliable transportation, to attend this FREE* program.

*Funding from the college’s National Science Foundation-funded Center for Advanced Automotive Technology allows students to attend the Hybrid Electric Vehicle Career Academy at no charge.


STEM Adventure Day

CAAT Partners with the Boy Scouts to Offer STEM Adventure Day at Macomb Community College

February 20, 2016

CAAT's STEM Outreach Program partnered with the Boy Scouts of America Great Lakes Field Service Council to offer STEM Adventure Day.  On February 20, 2016, 107 Scouts attended "STEM Adventure Day" at Macomb Community College's South Campus.  The all-day event brought together Scout counselors and Macomb Community College volunteer instructors to provide Webelos, Cub Scouts, and Boy Scouts with hands-on experience toward achieving their NOVA Award .  The NOVA Award stimulates interest in STEM fields and shows how science, technology, engineering, and math apply to everyday living and the world around them.

Boy Scout STEM Adventure Day

Sessions Included:

Cub Scouts/Webelos
Build your own Catapult
How Science effects everyday life
Science research and Adventure review / Hovercrafts

Boy Scouts
Designing and building a working model vehicle
Merit Badge review and Energy sources and uses
Review of research and how Technology affects your everyday life / Rubber band cars

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