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The goal of the project is to motivate and prepare middle school students in the Kalamazoo Public Schools to take advantage of the Kalamazoo Promise and pursue college studies in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields. The project team will use both summer and academic-year programs to:
  1. expand the horizons of middle school students the Kalamazoo schools;
  2. create enthusiasm for engineering professions;
  3. create enthusiasm for taking math, science and technology courses; and
  4. create motivation for learning and growth and for thinking beyond current expectations.
The team will use information technology, robotics, bridge construction, field trips, interaction with engineering students, and personal development activities to accomplish its goals.