High School Enterprise Program

Current Teams

Michigan Tech's Summer Youth Programs (SYP) offers over 70 explorations each summer to discover and learn about various fields through hands-on laboratory, classroom and field experiences for high school students. Click here for more details!

2011-2012 High Schools and Projects

2010-2011 High Schools and Projects

2009-2010 High Schools and Projects

2008-2009 High Schools and Projects

2010 Exposition at Michigan Tech

2012-2013 High Schools and Projects:


Arthur Hill High School

Location: Saginaw, Michigan
Project: Using our in-school greenhouse space as a test area for hydroponic and aquaponic systems.


Aquaponics for urban food production... continue reading

Benjamin E. Mays High School

Location: Atlanta , Georgia
Project: Urban Food Farming - Desert to Oasis


Aquaponics and study of urban food deserts. Design and build a "home use" aquaponics unit to grow healthy food... continue reading

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Cardinal Mooney High School

Location: Marine City, Michigan
Team: SUPER Stars (Students Unleashing Potential through Exploration and Research)
Project: Building Dobsonian Telescope


Design and build a dobsonian telescope and learn about it's use and the celestial objects it will be used to observe... continue reading

Cass Technical High School

Location: Detroit, Michigan
Project: Alternative energy investigations for small-scale car models.


Investigating solar energy potential for a scale-model electric car. (grades 9-12)...continue reading

Chassell High School

Location: Chassell, Michigan
Project: Nanotechnology Exploration


INANO: Integrate Vernier sensors and LabVIEW software into LEGO NXT model of an AFM microscope. Improve software and hardware for the model...continue reading


Dollar Bay High School

Location: Dollar Bay, Michigan
Project: ROVs to explore Marine Environment


Work with Isle Royale National Park to use ROVs for zebra mussel mitigation... continue reading

WINNERS of the 2012 National Park Service Hartzog Award for Outstanding Volunteer Youth Group!!!!

Horizons Alternative High School

Location: Mohawk, Michigan


Use computer solid modeling and engineering design process to design and build an underwater remotely operated vehicle (ROV). Use the ROV to capture video in local waters... continue reading

Manuela Toro Morice High School (Universidad del Turabo)

Location: Caguas, Puerto Rico
Project: Remotely Operated Vehicle


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Melvindale High School

Location: Melvindale, Michigan
Project: Innovative Vehicle Design competition


Cyber Cards: Design and build a small scale (one person) hybrid or fuel cell vehicle...continue reading

Moore STEP Academy

Location: Lawrenceville, GA
Project: Remotely Operated Airplane


Investigating the principles of flight and radio control using a model airplane that we will build ourselves....continue reading

Nuestra Escuela

Location: Caguas, Puerto Rico
Project: Children's Exercise Equipment


Design and build playground equipment to be used in a municipal park in Barranquitas, Puerto Rico. The team will use recycled material as much as possible...continue reading


Oak Park High School

Location: Oak Park, Michigan
Project: Cell Phone Technology and Applications


Students will be learning about cell phone technology and the science behind wireless communication throughout the school year...continue reading

Oceana Alternative High School

Location: Rothbury, Michigan


Use engineering design process to design and build an underwater remotely operated vehicle (ROV). Use the ROV to capture video in local waters...continue reading


Traverse City Central Senior High School

Location: Traverse City, Michigan
Project: Remotely Operated Vehicle


Design and build an underwater ROVs and ROV technologies to study the marine environment in the Traverse City area...continue reading


University of Chicago Woodlawn Charter High School

Location: Chicago, Illinois
Project: Using programmable LEGO modules to learn about robotics. Design and build practical robotic devices using the LEGO NXT System.


We will begin by learning how to program and use sensors to control motors and other outputs. We will then design and build systems for practical uses.... continue reading

University Prep Science and Math High School

Location: Detroit, Michigan
Project: Using Underwater ROVs to explore and learn about local waterways.


We will design and build several ROVs equipped with sensors and camera to learn about and monitor waterways near our school... continue reading

Utica Center for Science & Industry

Location: Sterling Heights, Michigan
Project: MATE ROV Competition


Design and construct an underwater ROV to compete in the MATE competition. This competition also requires a technical report, poster and formal presentation...continue reading

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