Designing a Sustainable Future

Summer Institute for Grade 4-12 Teachers

Date:  July 24 - 28, 2017

Application deadline June 15, 2017


Investigate product life cycle, building design, renewable energy sources, low impact site design, water reuse, smart transportation and food systems with cutting edge research scientists and engineers at Michigan Technological University and community/teacher experts.

Teachers will engage in hands-on engineering lessons, gather resources for teaching about sustainability while addressing the new Michigan Science Standards. As well as learn how to share STEM sustainability career options with their students, all while spending an exciting week in the Keweenaw Peninsula enjoying the Great Outdoors!  

Cost: $300 off campus includes five lunches, field trips, classroom supplies. $650 on campus includes 5 nights lodging & and meals.

Earn 30 SCECHs (pending; no additional cost) or 2 graduate credits (additional cost)


Friday, July 28, 2017

Great Lakes Research Center (GLRC)
1400 Townsend Drive, Houghton, MI 49931

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Supported by the Sustainable Futures Institute, Michigan Tech Transportation Institute, Great Lakes Research Center, and the Western UP Center for Science, Math and Environmental Education. Coordinated by the Michigan Tech Center for Science and Environmental Outreach.


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