APPLICATIONS WILL OPEN IN WINTER 2023
APPLICATION UPDATE — FEBRUARY 23, 2023: The Office of Culture, Community & Equity (OCCE) is working to secure funding for this program. We will be updating this page when we receive more information. Visit Youth Hub for more program opportunities.
Galaxy Program is a 5-day program for current 8th and 9th-grade Michigan students. During the program, participants will become immersed in fundamental disciplines of Aerospace Engineering and space science at the nation’s oldest aerospace program. This program is run in partnership with the Detroit Area Pre-College Engineering Program (DAPCEP). The University of Michigan started the first collegiate aeronautics program in the United States in 1914. But it doesn’t stop there. Both our undergraduate and graduate programs rank in the Top 5 in the nation by U.S. News and World Report. This program is open to students of all genders.
|Current 8th & 9th Grade Michigan Residents*||$50||Summer 2023 dates TBD|
Galaxy Participants will be exposed to the fundamentals of Aerospace engineering and other engineering topics that are used by those in the aerospace industry. Applicable science and math concepts are taught as they relate to the student’s projects.
We have a curriculum that changes year-to-year based on scholar and instructor feedback. Each year scholars can anticipate engaging in challenging projects that are specifically designed to impart essential skills that lead to success in the Engineering field. Previous student projects included creating Mars Rover replicas and each student implemented unique modifications to solve real problems that aeronautics engineers face in their designs.
At Engineering OnRamp, we recognize that success in the College of Engineering depends on students having a wide array of skills that go beyond math and science knowledge. EO101 is a curriculum developed by our staff to discuss both hard and soft skills that are necessary for academic, social and personal success and persistence in a competitive institution of higher education, like the University of Michigan. Topics include persistence, self-advocacy, finance, college admissions, emotional wellbeing, and much more! Specific topics are chosen based on program content, grade level and are included in all of our programs.
Alumni, Faculty, & Student Engagement
Throughout the program, students will get a taste of their potential future with Michigan Engineering. Panel discussions with current undergraduate students, lectures from Faculty about their research, and presentations by Michigan Engineering Alumni about their careers in their field are built into the programming.
Programming will be held in person at the University of Michigan Ann Arbor. Participants will live on campus in Bursley Hall. Students will spend half their day in the classroom with the EO instructional team, and half their day with student life advisors visiting labs, touring the campus, and experiencing all that the University has to offer!
Scheduling and camp format is subject to change due to University Guidelines.
Health and Safety
Vaccination is an important and effective step in protecting our community from COVID-19 and safely returning to in-person and residential Pre-College programs. Following University of Michigan Housing requirements, all residential program participants must be vaccinated for COVID-19 prior to arrival to the program. Medical and religious exemptions will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.
Additionally, all participants in in-person and residential Engineering OnRamp programs must comply with the University of Michigan’s Face Covering Policy.
In-person and residential programs will only occur if the College of Engineering and the University of Michigan can offer a safe and public health-informed experience for everyone involved. Applicants should be aware that in-person and residential programs may be canceled at any time.
*All Engineering OnRamp Participants must be U.S. Citizens or Permanent Residents of the U.S.
Every K-12 program within Engineering OnRamp (EO) is 100% funded by our amazing donors ranging from various industries and organizations to gracious individuals who believe in EO’s mission; to serve as a pathway for a diverse group of pre-college students to discover engineering as a profession and choose Michigan Engineering as the place where they want to prepare for their future. With your support, Michigan Engineering and OCCE will move forward with driving a culture of inclusion and equity to further equity-centered engineering, maximizing impact and capacity-building within and beyond the Michigan Engineering community.