2018 Student Activities

Auto STEAM Days

Auto STEAM Days

December 5-6, 2018

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Learn about careers in automotive design, robotics, manufacturing, and the technology that makes it happen!

    A sample 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

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Explore Manufacturing


Thursday, December 6, 2018 - 5:30 ● 8:00pm

This annual evening event provides students, parents, and the general public the opportunity to learn more in-depth information on careers and education programs in automotive, advanced manufacturing, as well as apprenticeship information through presentations, discussions and networking.

Hear from our panel of experts:

  • Learn about job skills that are in high demand
  • Hear from 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
  • Learn about apprenticeship programs, including the Michigan Apprenticeship Program Plus (MAP+)
  • Explore internships and work-based learning

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C4K: College for Kids

June 27, 2018
July 30, 2018
August 20, 2018

In conjunction with Macomb Community College's College for Kids (C4K) program, the CAAT offered its popular STEM Career Exploration Labs (CEL’s) this summer for middle school (6th - 9th grade) students and their parents (or other designated adult). The students and their parents designed, tested, and built three projects while learning about engineering careers. This FREE class was sponsored by the CAAT through its funding from the National Science Foundation.

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To learn more, visit the CAAT’s Career Exploration Labs and In-classroom STEM Labs webpages or contact Saleta McMurray, CAAT's STEM Outreach Coordinator, at 586-445-7127 or mcmurrays36@macomb.edu.


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Summer Academy: Hybrid Electric Vehicles

June 18-21, 2018

This academy is a perfect hands-on learning experience for students interested in cars and electronics!  This interactive workshop explains the principles of battery/electric and other alternative vehicles.  Other topics include reasons to use electric vehicles, electric vehicle safety, battery technologies, and motor types.

Each student will build a battery, a DC motor kit, and a fuel cell vehicle.

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Or contact the Office of Admissions at 586.445.7999.