An increasing number of students from Michigan’s most financially strapped urban school districts, including Detroit and Flint, are joining robotics teams because local universities are making space and materials available at no charge.
Students from five Metro Detroit middle schools took part in a hackathon Friday at the Ford STEAM lab in Detroit.
Students from Warren Mott High School learned Wednesday about real-world applications for a science, technology, engineering and mathematics education from the U.S. Army.
Students from Detroit’s Academy of the Americas spent Friday interacting with professionals from AT&T, General Motors and Samsung through AT&T’s HACEMOS National High Technology Day.
“People in Michigan woke up some time ago to the fact the auto industry is a tech industry,” said Anderson, who ranks the North American International Auto Show among the best technology shows in the world.
It offers scholarships of up to $25,000 to students seeking auto industry-related degrees in science, technology, engineering, or math (STEM), or other eligible fields related to the automotive industry.
After school programs play a crucial role in educating the next generation of scientists, engineers and mathematicians.
The Ford Fund and United Auto Workers donated $200,000 to help further science, technology, engineering, arts and math in Detroit Public Schools.
CareerConnect is a $107 million competition to redesign American education. The competition encourages local school districts and post-secondary institutions to develop STEM-focused programs that will graduate students with work-ready skills and knowledge.
Athletes for Charity, Tata Technologies and the Detroit Lions have joined together to bring the STEM Youth Literacy Program to Detroit Public Schools.