University of Michigan

Message from the 2013 University of Michigan Director

Welcome to InnoWorks at Michigan! In the summer of 2013, we will be running our sixth InnoWorks summer camp. We are proud to say that we have held five successful summer camps, during which we have provided 40 middle-school and high-school students each year the opportunity to freely explore the science, technology, engineering, math, and medicine (STEM2) fields in a hands-on environment.

Our executive board, mentors, and staff put in countless hours and endless amounts of care and commitment to make each camp a success. The University of Michigan has recognized our efforts by honoring InnoWorks at Michigan with the Michigan Leadership Awards Program of the Year and Outstanding Student Organization (Honorable Mention) for our annual science camp!

We are inspired by the creativity and newfound enthusiasm shown by the middle school students, and are honored to be able to touch so many lives. As we look forward at the 2013 camp, we are excited to spread the InnoWorks magic to another group of kids.

In 2012, we used the Dare to Discover curriculum, combining new activities like parachutes and bath bombs with our old favorites like Rube Goldberg machines, Making the Band, and bottle-rockets.

We owe much of our success to numerous sponsors and individuals who played critical roles in the development and execution of our summer program. We would like to extend our warmest gratitude to the following sponsors:

  • College of Literature, Science, and the Arts (LSA)
  • Women in Science and Engineering (WISE)
  • Department of Chemistry
  • Student Organization Funding Commission of the U-M Central Student Gov’t
  • Student Academic Multicultural Initiatives (SAMI)
  • Ginsberg Center
  • Michigan Student Assembly (MSA)
  • Ginsberg Center
  • Glass House Café
  • Tíos Mexican Café
  • Chipotle Mexican Grill
  • Zingerman’s Roadhouse
  • Trader Joe’s
  • UM Groove
  • Society of Physics Students
  • UM Chemistry Fraternity

We would also like to send a very BIG and warm thank you to Ruth Lum, our Faculty Advisor, and WISE for playing such critical roles in the development and execution of our summer program, as well as our favorite Chemistry demonstrator, Edward Burton, from the UM Department of Chemistry.

It has been such a pleasure and honor to work with the community and we look forward to continuing our strong relationship with our university and community leaders. If you would like to contribute to our program in any way, or have any questions please feel free to contact us at michigan@innoworks.org.

Warmest Regards,
Lena Malkhasian
2013 Michigan InnoWorks Executive Director and the Michigan InnoWorks Team

Contact Us

Michigan Chapter email: michigan@innoworks.org

2016 Schedule

  • InnoWorks at the University of Michigan
    TBD

2015 Schedule

  • InnoWorks at the University of Michigan

2014 Schedule

  • InnoWorks at the University of Michigan
    August 18 - 22, 2014

2013 Schedule

  • InnoWorks at the University of Michigan
    August 19 - 23, 2013

2012 Schedule

  • InnoWorks at the University of Michigan
    August 20-24, 2012

2011 Schedule

  • InnoWorks at the University of Michigan
    August 22 - August 26, 2011 Completed

2010 Schedule

  • InnoWorks at the University of Michigan
    August 16 - August 20, 2010 Completed

2009 Schedule

  • InnoWorks at the University of Michigan
    August 17 – August 21, 2009 Completed

2008 Schedule

  • InnoWorks at the University of Michigan
    August 18 – August 22, 2008 Completed

Officers and Staff

Matt Thimm
2013-2014 Co-Director, 2012-2013 Co-Director
My name is Matt Thimm, and I am a Junior at the University of Michigan. I am majoring more >>

Lena Malkhasian
2012-2013 Director, 2011-2012 Co-Deputy Director
Lena is an engineering student at the University of Michigan studying Computer more >>

Alfred Li
2012-2013 Co-Deputy Director
Alfred is a third year Neuroscience major and Chinese minor at the University of more >>

Rachel Stadelmaier
2012-2013 Curriculum Co-Director, 2011-2012 Co-Deputy Director
Rachel Stadelmaier is a junior at the University of Michigan and is pursuing a major more >>

George Freigeh
2012-2013 Curriculum Co-Director
George Freigeh is a sophomore in the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts more >>

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