Engineering Pathways

Current Wolverine Pathways scholars can apply through the WP Summer Programs form!

Engineering Pathways is an opportunity for students who participate in the year-round Wolverine Pathways Program in the School of Education to explore engineering as a profession. Students will participate in a 10 day program learning to work in teams using math and science principles to solve problems with engineering concepts. This program will be held virtually for the Summer 2021 Season.

EligibilityPriceProgram Dates
Current Wolverine Pathways ScholarsFreeSession I June 28 – July 9
Session II July 19 – July 30


Wolverine Pathways Scholars will receive an overview of Engineering concepts to give them a well rounded understanding of Engineering majors and professions. Relevant, challenging and grade-appropriate science and math concepts are introduced to assist students as they engage in project-based learning.

We have a curriculum that changes year-to-year based on scholar and instructor feedback. Each year scholars can anticipate engaging in challenging projects that are specifically designed to impart essential skills that lead to success in the Engineering field. During summer 2020, students built robots and learned about mechanical engineering and solar energy conversion. They also learned about coding on an Arduino breadboard and created their own code!


At Engineering OnRamp, we recognize that success in the College of Engineering depends on students having a wide array of skills that go beyond math and science knowledge. EO101 is a curriculum developed by our staff to discuss both hard and soft skills that are necessary for academic, social and personal success and persistence in a competitive institution of higher education, like the University of Michigan. Topics include persistence, self-advocacy, finance, college admissions, emotional wellbeing, and much more! Specific topics are chosen based on program content, grade level and are included in all of our programs.

Alumni, Faculty, & Student Engagement

Throughout the program students will get a taste of their potential future with Michigan Engineering. Panel discussions with current undergraduate students, lectures from Faculty about their research, and presentations by Michigan Engineering Alumni about their careers in their field are built into the programming.


Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, our team has made the public health informed decision to provide our summer programs virtually for the Summer 2021 Season. Student safety is at the forefront of our priorities. Last summer we were able to host robust virtual programming with hands-on at home projects led by our instructors.

Programming will be a combination of synchronous virtual sessions with hands-on engineering kits provided to students. Program hours are from 9am to 1pm Monday through Friday with optional programming from 2pm-3pm. Students must be committed to attend all sessions and can not participate in overlapping programming.” *Schedule subject to change.