2017 Student Activities

Auto STEAM 2017 sponsors

Auto STEAM Days

December 5-6, 2017

Nearly 2700 students came to learn about careers in automotive design, robotics, manufacturing, and the technology that makes it happen, enjoying a day of hands-on, interactive learning about opportunities and careers in the Automotive Design and Engineering, and Manufacturing and Design sectors.

Activities included:

    Automotive Design and Engineering

  • Autonomous Vehicles - Magna
  • Clay/Digital Modeling - GM
  • Sketching - FCA
  • Production Design - Ford

  • Manufacturing and Technology

  • Programming Automation - KUKA
  • Vehicle Electrification and Drivelines - AAM
  • Programmable Logic Control (PLC) Programming - Siemens
  • Production Automation - Comau

In the News

Sterling Heights TV

Detroit Auto Scene

Objects in the Mirror - An FCA Blog

Explore Careers in Manufacturing and Technology

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Students, parents, and family came to Explore Careers in Manufacturing and Technology on Wednesday evening. This free, related event provided more in-depth information on automotive and technology careers from recent graduates and local employers.

Explore Careers in Manufacturing and Technology


STEM Career Exploration Lab

June 28, 2017
July 19, 2017

Career Exploration Lab students

STEM Career Exploration Labs (CEL) for middle school students and their parents. Students and parents designed, tested, and built three projects: a Hovercraft, a Catapult, and a Safety Helmet, while learning about Engineering careers.  This was a FREE 4-hour class sponsored by the CAAT.

Classes were limited to 20 students and 20 parents.

For information about our CEL program, please contact:
Saleta Mcmurray, STEM Outreach Coordinator
mcmurrays36@macomb.edu or 586-445-7127.


Hybrid Electric Vehicle Summer Academy

June 19-22, 2017

HEV Career Academy

The academy provided a hands-on learning experience for students interested in cars and electronics. The 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.


University Bound Program

May 15-16, 2017

University Bound Group 2017

University Bound is a summer program co-sponsored by the Center for Advanced Automotive Technology, Wayne State University, Macomb Community College, and the National Science Foundation. The program is targeted at community college students considering transferring to Wayne State University or other baccalaureate granting institutions and is an opportunity for students to get acquainted with campus life, gain greater insight into their desired majors, and learn about the cultural and recreational opportunities available at Wayne State University.

Students attended two days of workshops geared at improving their college experience and supporting their goal of graduating with a bachelor’s degree. Linking the two days of workshops was an overnight stay in one of Wayne State’s dormitories.

The workshops are designed to:

  • Increase academic skills
  • Experience campus life at an urban research university
  • Expand confidence, affirm positive attitudes, and enhance interpersonal skills