How do I know what workshops I will get?

Workshops are assigned on a first come first serve basis. Our new registration system allows you to select your workshops based on current availability. During your registration, if a workshop is full it will not be selectable.   

It is our hope that if you attend the program for 3 years in a row you will have participated in every department within the college.

How can I ensure my child gets into a specific workshop that they really want?

Availability is on a first-come, first-serve basis. Workshops are limited to no more than 10 kids and 10 adults.   As workshop dates and times are filled, they will be greyed out during the registration process.

Can one adult bring two children?

No. Each child must be accompanied by one adult at all times. Families with multiple children entering grades 8-10 must enroll each child and their accompanying adult separately.  This policy is a UM Risk Management requirement.

What are the age requirements?

Kids entering 8th grade – 10th grade are the target audience for this event. Older grades are welcome to attend as long as they understand the majority of the students participating are 8th-10th grade.
If you have older kids you can also check out the engineering camps listed on the “other camps” page.

Where do we park?

Parking instructions will be emailed with your itinerary 1-2 weeks before the event.  Please follow the specific instructions on your itinerary.

Dorm Parking:  Participants staying in the dorms will receive a 3-day parking permit when checking into the dorm. Dorm participants, please keep your vehicle parked at the dorms as it is a short walk to North Campus and parking is extremely limited. Parking passes must be displayed prominently on the dashboard of your vehicles. 

Where can we park if we have a handicap permit?

If you have a valid state-issued handicap parking permit, you will still need to obtain a parking pass in order to park on campus. A limited number of spaces are available on North Campus. Please indicate any special parking needs in the special considerations section of the registration process.

What special accommodations can be made for me?

All workshops are in buildings that are handicap accessible.

All accessibility and special dietary requests should be noted in the “Special Considerations” section of the registration page.

Is there another date and time that this program is being offered?

No. Discover Engineering is only offered once during the summer.

Please register early to help ensure a spot.

What time should we arrive?

Parking and registration take place from 7:00-8:15 am. Please arrive early as it takes at least 30 minutes to park, walk to the registration area, register, and have continental breakfast. Workshop leaders will escort participants to their first workshop departing at 8:15 am.  Additional information regarding parking will be emailed about 1-2 weeks prior to the event.

Are there recommended hotels?


There are hotels located near the College of Engineering to the northeast; please contact the hotels for more information and be sure to ask for the University rate. Below are a few hotels closest to the College of Engineering:

DoubleTree Hilton
3600 Plymouth Road
Ann Arbor, MI 48105
(734) 769-9800
Visit their website

Hampton Inn North
2300 Green Road
Ann Arbor, MI 48105
(734) 996-4444
Visit their website

MicroTel Inn
3610 Plymouth Rd
Ann Arbor, MI 48105
(734) 997-9100
Visit their website

Residence Inn
3535 Green Ct.
Ann Arbor, MI 48105
(734) 327-0011
Visit their website

What do I need to bring?

Please wear good walking shoes and bring an umbrella or raincoat in case of rain.
Dorm Stay Participants: A list of packing items is available here.

I have food allergies. What are the special precautions being taken with the food?

Discover Engineering Lunch & Continental Breakfasts: There will be a couple of food options for each meal.  If you have special dietary needs please be sure to note these in the “Special Considerations” section of the registration process. 

What is the cancellation & refund policy?

Cancellation & Refund Policy – Please consider this carefully when registering.

DORM FEES are refundable until June 1, 2023. After June 1, 2023, no refunds will be issued.  

CAMP FEES are refundable until June 1, 2023. After June 1, 2023, no refunds will be issued.  

Logging back into the event registration system will allow you to make your cancellation based on these deadlines.

Can I send a substitute person in my place?

Substitutions are allowed only if the substitute completes all the necessary forms (and returns them to us completed and signed) at least 30 days prior to the program AND the substitute matches the demographics of the person being substituted (an adult for an adult or a child for a child).

What is included in the registration fee?

Your registration fee includes 3 workshops each day, a light breakfast, lunch, tour transportation, and supplies for the workshops.

How did you determine the rates for this event?

This program is self-funded and does not rely on university funding. Rates are set based on the actual costs of conducting this event, including food, supplies, rentals, busing, promotion, and many other ancillary items.

Do I need to be a Michigan Engineering alum?

You do not have to be a Michigan Engineering alum to join the event.  Alumni do receive discounted pricing.