Science For Tomorrow

STEM Career Workshops

Science for Tomorrow is a program for middle school students from underserved/underrepresented communities designed to introduce students to STEM careers, show them who scientists really are and what they do, and provide them with practical tools for navigating high school, applying for college and achieving those careers. 

Science for Tomorrow: STEM Career program is a series of workshops for middle school students designed to introduce them to a variety of STEM careers, let them explore the scientific method and engineering design process, teach them how to conduct and evaluate scientific research and to help them take ownership of their academic future. Each workshop features hands on activities and inquiry based learning.

The program also offers components for parents and teachers because without their support and guidance the students have less chance of success.

The program culminates with a campus visit for the students and their families. In the past they have visited a working physics demo lab and had lunch with U-M faculty and students. They go on a campus tour and hear presentations by U-M admissions staff.

If you are interested in having the Science for Tomorrow program come to your school or group please contact Amanda Paige at (734) 615-7116 or via email at apaige@umich.edu.

The 2014 Science for Tomorrow: STEM Career Workshops Program is funded by the National Science Foundation, Suzanne Goodrich and the James A. & Faith Knight Foundation.