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Health Career Programs

Lawrence Technological University

Biomedical Engineering Summer Camp
Explore the role of a biomedical engineer in designing procedures and equipment that assist in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of disease and injury, make medical testing less intrusive, and enhance the quality of life for people with disabilities. Team projects will acquaint you with basic engineering design tools and the instrumentation used in medical settings. For more information, call (800) 225-5588.

Biotechnology Summer Camp
In a research lab setting, you’ll genetically engineer bacteria, purify and quantify proteins, and learn how to clone genes. You’ll apply modern DNA profiling techniques to solve crimes and use high-tech tools to diagnose diseases and track infectious outbreaks. Your days will be filled with hands-on experimentation with just enough theory and background to make the experience meaningful. For more information, call (800) 225-5588.

Oakland University

Camp RN
This two week pre-college summer program seeks to educate and inform 7th-9th grade students about career opportunities in nursing. Students explore biology, chemistry and the mechanics of the nursing profession. Participants are actively engaged in nursing forensics, biology, math, and chemistry workshops, while learning nursing fundamentals including CPR and First Aid Certification. Participants also tour Oakland University, interact with nurses in a hospital setting (job shadowing), and utilize our new physical assessment laboratory to learn about the human body. For more information, contact Kristina White-Aaron at (248) 364-8755 or camprnou@gmail.com.

University of Michigan

Girls in Health and Biomedical Engineering
The Health and Biomedical Engineering Camp is a four-day, day program that includes hands-on projects connecting the health sciences with biomedical engineering. For more information, call (734) 615-4455.

The Michigan Health Sciences Career Development Academy
This six-week residential program, sponsored by the University of Michigan Medical School (UMMS) Office for Health Equity & Inclusion (OHEI), is open to rising juniors, rising seniors and recent graduates attending any accredited college or university. The academy will focus on preparing participants for the extensive process of applying and gaining admission into medical school. The participants will attend workshops on American Medical College Application Service (AMCAS) Preparation, Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) Preparation, professional development, health disparities, and biomedical careers. Additionally, each participant will have a medical student mentor and be provided formal and informal opportunities to network with faculty and staff. For more information, call (734) 764-8185 or send an e-mail to oheiprehealthprograms@umich.edu.

The Michigan Health Sciences Pre-College Exposure Academy
This two-week, entry level residential academic enrichment program sponsored by the University of Michigan Medical School (UMMS) Office for Health Equity & Inclusion (OHEI) brings together highly motivated rising 10th and 11th grade high school students to gain exposure to the University Michigan and UMMS. Participants will take college prep courses in areas such as English, Chemistry, Biology, and Math, essential courses for a successful track to health professions as well as ACT preparation classes. Students will attend workshops on health disparities, health equity, introduction to research, and academic wellness and tour the UMMS, UM Hospital and UM Central Campus. For more information, call (734) 764-8185 or send an e-mail to oheiprecollegeprograms@umich.edu.

The Michigan Health Sciences Undergraduate Research Academy
This 10-week research fellowship program sponsored by the University of Michigan Medical School (UMMS) Office for Health Equity & Inclusion for ungraduate students attending any accredited college or university. In alignment with students' research and career interests, the academy will provide a research of clinical fellowship experience with a faculty mentor that will be invested in the development of students. Participants will acquire research or clinical experience, gain understanding of health disparities, explore health careers, and participate in professional development seminars. At the end of 10 weeks, participans will have the opportunity to exhibit their research or clinical experience at a research symposium attended by faculty, staff and students at the University of Michigan. For more information, send an e-mail to oheiprehealthprogams@umich.edu.

Wayne State University

HealthPro Start
HealthPro Start is a unique program leading to a professional degree in one of nine areas: Anatomic Pathologists' Assistant, Clinical Laboratory Science, Mortuary Science, Occupational Therapy, Pharmaceutical Science, Pharmacy, Physical Therapy, Radiation Therapy Technology, or Radiologic Technology. Incoming freshmen accepted to HealthPro Start are guaranteed admission to their program of choice in the Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences as long as the continuation criteria are met. HealthPro Start trains innovators and critical thinkers, nurturing future leaders by treating students as part of the pharmacy and health science communities. The program emphasizes mentoring and research opportunities for each student and provides immediate and ongoing contact with program faculty and students. HealthPro Start undergraduates are also Honors students. For more information, call (313) 577-3030.

MedStart is a unique undergraduate/medical degree program that provides a four-year Presidential Scholarship and guarantees admission to Wayne State's School of Medicine for as many as 15 select freshmen per year. Highly competitive, this program trains medical innovators and creative thinkers. MedStart nurtures future leaders in medicine by treating MedStart members as part of the medical community. The program emphasizes mentoring and research opportunities for each student and provides immediate contact with School of Medicine faculty and upperclassmen. MedStart undergraduates are also Honors students and must meet Honors College requirements. For more information, call (313) 577-3030.

Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) Programs

Lawrence Technological University

eXtreme Science Saturdays
Open to high schoolers of all ages, eXtreme Science Saturdays give you great hands-on experience using state-of-the-art equipment in a modern lab. You'll explore instrumental techniques, such as fluorescence and infrared analysis and Nuclear Magnetic Resonance, and conduct separation analyses with Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry, High Pressure Liquid Chromatography, and Thin Layer Chromatography. You'll also experiment with crime scene investigation techniques such as DNA fingerprinting. Workshops, which explore different topics each month, are free and include lunch. Space is limited. For more information, call (800) 225-5588.

Forensic Summer Science Workshop for Students
Designed for serious biology, chemistry, and physics high school students, Lawrence Tech’s Forensic Summer Science Institute offers participants the opportunity to study with outstanding university professors and top students from other schools. Students will use state-of-the-art equipment in modern labs and explore issues such as DNA fingerprinting, drug testing, hair and fiber analysis, ballistics and testing for gunshot residue, and blood detection using fluorescence analysis. For more information, call (800) 225-5588.

Annual Robofest was started in 2000 as a low-cost competition that would encourage every student to use computerized robotics skills in a hands-on event. Fifth through twelfth grade students design, construct, and program their robots while learning problem-solving techniques, mathematics, logic, creativity, physics, electronics, mechanics, teamwork, computers and computer programming. For more info, call (800) 225-5588.

University of Michigan

Girls in Science and Engineering (GISE)
GISE is a program that brings seventh and eighth grade students to campus for one week during the summer. The students participate in hands-on projects in engineering, the human genome project, chemistry, physics, and space science as well as sessions on computers, careers, and ethics in science. For more information, visit http://www.lsa.umich.edu/wise/ or call (734) 615-4455.

Michigan Introduction to Technology and Engineering (MITE)
MITE is a residential program for rising tenth and eleventh grade students. Participants will study mathematics, engineering concepts, communication skills, and academic study skills in regularly scheduled classes. For more information, call (734) 647-7120.

Michigan Math and Science Scholars (MMSS)
The Michigan Math and Science Scholars (MMSS), offered by the College of Literature, Science & the Arts, is an on-campus summer program that exposes high school students to current developments and research in the sciences and encourages the next generation of researchers and discoverers to develop and retain a love of mathematics and science. For more information, call (734) 647-4466.

RobotC for Girls
RobotC is a one-week day program for high school students. The camp introduces students to computer programming in a fun and supportive environment. Campers program Lego Mindstorm robots using C programming language. For more information, call (734) 615-4455.

Summer College Engineering Exposure Program (SCEEP)
Summer College Engineering Exposure Program (SCEEP) is a residential program for students who will be high school seniors in the upcoming school year. It provides exposure to the University of Michigan, with a special emphasis on the College of Engineering experience. For more information, call (734) 647-7120.

SEP (Summer Enrichment Program) @ the MEZ (Michigan Engineering Zone)
The SEP @ the MEZ program is a two week commuter camp held at the Michigan Engineering Zone (the MEZ) at the end of June for 50 students. This program is designed to take middle school concepts delivered in Science, Math, and English classes in school and develop them in the minds of the students, so that they begin to identify the connections between their class curricula and the real world, its technology, and its engineering. For more information, call (734) 647-7120.
Wayne State University

Gaining Options-Girls Investigate Real Life (GO-GIRL)
The mission of the Gaining Options-Girls Investigate Real Life (GO-GIRL) program is to increase the competence and confidence of middle school girls in the areas of mathematics, technology, scientific thinking, and communication by engaging them in experiences that promote interest in and awareness of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) related careers.

Math Corps Summer Camp and High School Bridge Program
The WSU Math Corps is a combined academic enrichment and mentoring program that brings middle and high school students from Detroit public schools together, with college students, to learn mathematics from each other, as well as to interact with professional mathematicians in a university setting. To be eligible for the WSU Math Corps and High School Bridge Program (or a high school Teaching Assistantship), students must be: entering the 7th, 8th, or 9th grade in the Fall 2012 (10th, 11th, or 12th grade for high school Teaching Assistantships); currently enrolled in a Detroit public school or charter school in the city of Detroit; committed to the goal of excelling in Mathematics and willing to work hard to achieve that goal; and willing and able to exercise behavior appropriate to a University program. For more information, contact Richard Prineau at (313) 577-2609.

Science, Engineering, Mathematics and Aerospace Academy (SEMAA)
NASA’s Science, Engineering, Mathematics and Aerospace Academy (SEMAA) at Wayne State University is an innovative program designed to reach K-12 grade students that are traditionally underrepresented in careers involving science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Students meet regularly to engage in hands-on, interactive learning sessions that are specifically designed for each grade level. For more information, contact Dawnesia Johnson at (313) 577-3209.