Archive for February, 2018

U of M Summer Camps for Pre-College Students


The following is information regarding summer camps at U of M:

1)   the New UM Youth Hub

UM is moving to a centralized UM Youth, which we are hoping will eventually make things easier on your end (we are still working on it, so this year, maybe not easier) and to allow us to more efficiently manage our program applications and collect data on our programs to measure effectiveness.

The Youth Hub went live yesterday afternoon and more UM applications/programs are being added every day.

Nearly every opportunity listed will require that students and/or a parent to have a Youth Hub account. This will allow applications to be saved to return to later.

Features are being added to the Youth Hub daily (for example, searching and sorting features and, we are hoping eventually, credit card payment!).

We expect there to be some issues as we start to use this tool and so we are planning on patience and flexibility on our side, and hoping the same from you!

2)    WISE Camp Information
In addition to finding WISE camp information on the Youth Hub, you can always find information on our WISE web site:
Under the K-12 Students and Families link.

This summer we are running the following day camps:

• Girls in Science and Engineering (GISE) Camp

Dates: June 18-22, 2018

Application Link

A summer day camp for students finishing grades 7 and 8.

• Girls Code Camp

Dates: July 9-13, 2018

Application Link

The Girls Code Camp introduces students to programming and programming concepts in a fun and supportive environment. This is a commuter program for students finishing grades 8-12.

WISE continues to sponsor these following day camps on UM Campus:

• miRcore Computational Biology Camp

Dates: 2 Sessions

Session 1: June 18-22, 2018 (finishing 9th grade and above)

Session 2: July 16-20, 2018 (finishing 8th grade and above)


This camp is for academically motivated current high school and 8th grade students (young women and men) interested in computer, math, science, and medicine.

Run by with campus support from UM WISE Program.

• miRcore Biotechnology Camp for High School Students

Dates: June 25-29, 2018

Prerequisite: miRcore Computational Biology Camp


This camp focuses on nucleotide hybridization and combines UNIX usage, wet-lab experiments, and thermodynamics to teach current nucleotide biotechnology.

Run by with campus support from UM WISE Program. 

• miRcore Camp for R Programming

Dates: July 23-27, 2018


This camp provides statistical methods in the context of disease research. It is for current high school and exceptional 8th grade students who want to learn computer programming in relation to future biomedical applications.

Run by with campus support from UM WISE Program. 


Dates: July 23 – August 3, 2018


Offered by UM School of Music Department of Performing Arts Technology (PAT), co-sponsored by WISE.
UM Faculty Director: Professor Michael Gurevich

Tuition for 2 weeks is $900
Need-based funding available through the GiMaT program
(additional scholarships are available through UM’s Center for Educational Outreach:

Complete Info:

STEM Invitation Letters to 5th Graders were mailed out today!


STEM Invitation Letters to 5th Graders were mailed out today!

This year we will not be accepting applications for our new 6th grade class.  Instead, we sent out invitations to the top 100 5th grade students in the district and are asking them to apply for one of our 60 seats.

We have set a minimum NWEA reading score and a minimum NWEA math score as our baseline.  In addition, students will need to have earned a 3 or a 4 on their 4th grade math and reading M-STEP tests.  However, having these minimum scores does not mean that a student will receive an invitation.  The top 100 students may very well achieve beyond these minimum scores.

If you are a 5th grade Dearborn resident and currently attend a private/charter school and are interested in applying, please check back to our blog Monday, February 26th for a separate application.

If you are currently in 6th or 7th grade and are interested in applying for one of possible empty seats in next year’s 7th and 8th grade classes,  please check back to our blog Monday, February 26th for a separate application.

If you have any questions, please email the STEM Team Leader – Ms. Fryzel at

Science EXPO Update


The date of the STEM Science EXPO will be Monday, March 12 2018 from 4:30-6:00 pm.

Students are currently working on the conclusion, abstract, and future implications sections in language arts class. These are due tomorrow to the google classroom.

Students should be working to piece together their trifold board soon, and this would be a great project for midwinter break:) If you need something printed, you may email or share it with any teacher and we will print for you.

Final project boards must be turned in on Friday, March 9. 


Snow Fun


STEMs first ever snowman building contest was a GREAT success!

Can’t wait to do it again next year.

Special thanks to Mr. Segerstrom and Mr. Markiecki for doing the heavy lifting!

KODAK Digital Still Camera

Box Top Collection


Please submit your box tops collection to your AA teacher.

The deadline is Wednesday, Feb. 28.

Thank you!


Chess Update


Congratulations to the chess team! They won 10.5-1.5 against Lowery.

There is NO practice on Thursday due to 6th grade retakes.

Friday’s Assembly

On Friday, Feb. 16 we will be having the C-ASSIST group coming in to present to our students.  This is a district approved group with age relevant topics to share with our students.  Their first of five presentations this year will be:  Drugs & Your Body:  It Isn’t Pretty.
Please see the attached agenda for more details.

Agenda for Session 1

Valentine’s Suckers Sold Out


Great job selling today! All suckers are sold out 🙂

Chess Team Update


Congratulations to STEM’s chess team. We won 11-1 vs Smith!

Our next match is tomorrow vs. Lowery and dismissal for chess players is 2:35pm.

Box Tops Collection


The winter submission deadline for Box Tops is fast approaching.

Please turn your Box Tops into your AA teacher as soon as possible.

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