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One way the Center aims to provide deeper learning for students is through multi-week, faculty-led short courses.  These experiences typically happen second semester and vary by length, duration, content, and appropriate audience.   Payment for each course is due at the time of registration.  Cancellations made at least 14 days in advance are eligible for a refund

What to Expect:

Faculty Short Courses topics and schedules will be announced late fall with registration typically opening in mid-November.  While the specific length and duration of each course may vary, they often meet on a specific evening each week for a period of 4 to 6 weeks. Some courses have a final product as the end result, while others work within the topic to introduce new activities each week.  In addition to the faculty member leading the course, Center staff members and STEM Education Scholars will also be available to support student learning.

Why Attend?

While on-going projects are encouraged in other programs such as Open Make, the way these courses are structured allows for the potential of more intentional long-term planning and prototyping.  Additionally, students tend to find connections between what they are learning in the short course and future career opportunities.

Past Short Course topics have included:

  • Architecture
  • Chemistry
  • Fashion Merchandising and Design
  • Robotics
  • Virtual Reality

Faculty Short Course A

Price, Date, and Location TBD


Details and registration for this event will be available soon.

Please contact Julie Cunningham at cunni2ja@cmich.edu with questions.



Faculty Short Course B

Price, Date, and Location TBD


Details and registration for this event will be available soon.

Please contact Julie Cunningham at cunni2ja@cmich.edu with questions.



The work of the Center for Excellence in STEM Education is generously supported in part by the Herbert H. and Grace A. Dow Foundation.