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. 

The Museum partners with libraries, schools and community groups to bring a series of interactive workshops to the students. Students learn about specific STEM careers, are introduced to how the scientific method works in the real world and are exposed to scientists working in today, many of whom are current U-M faculty or alumni. They are also given tools to help them take charge of their educational future and given help in setting realistic goals to help them get to college and into a STEM field.

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 2012 Science for Tomorrow program is funded by the National Science Foundation and Suzanne Goodrich.