STEM Programs & Events

The Great Lakes Bay Region is home to a plethora of programs and events related to science, technology, engineering, and math. You can view our curated list of great programs and events below.

Science Sunday!

Come view a live science demonstration and learn how it works! Every other Sunday!
When: Sun November 13 2016 1:00 PM - Sun December 31 2017 2:00 PM
Where: Mt. Pleasant Discovery Museum

Drone Camp

(Select one of two sessions)

SESSION I: June 26 - 30? 9 a.m. to noon in the ET Building
Appropriate for students entering sixth through eighth grade in fall 2017.

SESSION II: Aug. 14 - 18 9 a.m. to noon in the ET Building
Appropriate for students entering fifth through seventh grade in fall 2017.

Cost is $20. A t-shirt and daily snacks provided.
Taught by Dr. Dru Wilson, CMU engineering faculty.

Students learn about the use of drones in the following contexts: commercially, as a sport or hobby and in research. Students will design and build a drone throughout the week and will learn to fly drones in a safe manner both indoors and out.
When: Mon June 26 9:00 AM - Fri August 18 12:00 PM
Where: 1200 S. Franklin St, Mt Pleasant, MI 48859

Drone Camp

(Select one of two sessions)

SESSION I: June 26 - 30? 9 a.m. to noon in the ET Building
Appropriate for students entering sixth through eighth grade in fall 2017.

SESSION II: Aug. 14 - 18 9 a.m. to noon in the ET Building
Appropriate for students entering fifth through seventh grade in fall 2017.

Cost is $20. A t-shirt and daily snacks provided.
Taught by Dr. Dru Wilson, CMU engineering faculty.

Students learn about the use of drones in the following contexts: commercially, as a sport or hobby and in research. Students will design and build a drone throughout the week and will learn to fly drones in a safe manner both indoors and out.
When: Mon June 26 9:00 AM - Fri August 18 12:00 PM
Where: 1200 S. Franklin St, Mt Pleasant, MI 48859

Camp Extension Available

Monday through Thursday

This is only available for Session I of Drone Camp
An additional fee of $20 per week of camp, students may stay on campus, eat lunch in the dining commons, and take part in open make in EHS 134. While direct instruction will not be provided, students will be able to work on a variety of open-ended projects. Staff will chaperone the students for lunch and be available to answer questions and provide support. Registration for the afternoon is limited to 20 students. Select Camp Extension option when registering for this camp.
When: Mon June 26 12:00 PM - Fri August 18 3:00 PM
Where: 1200 S. Franklin St, Mt Pleasant, MI 48859

Camp Extension Available

This is only available for Session I of Drone Camp

An additional fee of $20 per week of camp, students may stay on campus, eat lunch in the dining commons, and take part in open make in EHS 134. While direct instruction will not be provided, students will be able to work on a variety of open-ended projects. Staff will chaperone the students for lunch and be available to answer questions and provide support. Registration for the afternoon is limited to 20 students. Select Camp Extension option when registering for this camp.

When: Mon June 26 12:00 PM - Fri August 18 3:00 PM
Where: 1200 S. Franklin St, Mt Pleasant, MI 48859

Preschool Science (3.5-5)

Science doesn’t have to be difficult. Get your young Einstein or Marie Curie on the road to discovering the mysteries of the world around them with this class of fun and exciting projects. Students must have independent bathroom skills.

Online registration will close on Thursday, August 10 but registration will take place via our Ticket Office at (989) 631-8250 as space remains.
When: Mon August 14 9:00 AM - Fri August 18 11:00 AM
Where: 1801 W. St. Andrews Midland, Michigan

Preschool Science (3.5-5)

Science doesn’t have to be difficult. Get your young Einstein or Marie Curie on the road to discovering the mysteries of the world around them with this class of fun and exciting projects. Students must have independent bathroom skills.

Online registration will close on Thursday, August 10 but registration will take place via our Ticket Office at (989) 631-8250 as space remains

Cost: $75/ $65 ABDM Members. Registration Begins: Monday, March 6, 2017 at 12 noon
When: Mon August 14 9:00 AM - Fri August 18 11:00 AM
Where: 1801 W. St. Andrews Midland, Michigan

Preschool Science (3.5-5)

Science doesn’t have to be difficult. Get your young Einstein or Marie Curie on the road to discovering the mysteries of the world around them with this class of fun and exciting projects.
*Students must have independent bathroom skills.

Online registration will close on Thursday, July 13 but registration will take place via our Ticket Office at (989) 631-8250 as space remains.

Cost: $75/$65 ABDM Members. Registration Begins: Monday, March 6, 2017 at 12 noon
When: Mon August 14 9:00 AM - Fri August 18 11:00 AM
Where: 1801 W. St. Andrews Midland, Michigan

Come Join the Maker Moverment!

The maker space at CMU will be open at least one evening a month from 4–7 p.m. for middle school students. This open make time will be monitored by staff who will provide students with a rotating menu of projects to work on.

Fall 2017
Upcoming dates:
• September 6th
• October 4th
• November 1st
• December 6th (always from 4–7 p.m.)

Registration for September 6th Open Make is now open.

Please contact Ashley O'Neil, biede1aj@cmich.edu, with any questions.?



When: Wed September 6 4:00 PM - Wed December 6 7:00 PM