DAPCEPDetroit Area Pre-College Engineering Program
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DAPCEP programming is traditionally held on Saturday mornings in the spring and fall.
DAPCEP also serves more than 1,300 young people through its acclaimed In-School Program in partnership with Detroit Public Schools.
The success of DAPCEP and the work of its founder have not gone unrecognized.
DAPCEP brings together the entities that have a vested interest in the success of underrepresented minorities--corporations, universities, the school system, government and parents.
The programs available through DAPCEP are designed to supplement the educational programs in the Detroit Public School System.
"DAPCEP," says Project Administrator James Buri, "is not a remedial program.
Courses that have been offered through DAPCEP's programs include: Rain, Water, Rivers and Weather (grade six); Engineering for the Environment (grades seven and eight); Introduction to Wireless Integrated Microsystems (grades eight and nine); Minority Introduction of Technology and Engineering (grade 10); and Utilizing GIS to Empower Global Thinkers (grade 11).
DAPCEP is unlike other initiatives of its kind, as it has an in-school program in approximately 80 classrooms in the Detroit public school system.
DAPCEP also has a Saturday program that runs twice a year in the fall and spring.
DAPCEP's intensive summer program meets every day for four weeks and attracts approximately 1,000 students to universities and corporate centers.
The local universities and corporate centers that participate in DAPCEP include: Lawrence Technological University, Michigan State University, Wayne State University, University of Detroit-Ann Arbor, Urban Geographic Information Technology Consultants, Visteon Technical Center, Daimler Chrysler Corporation and Ford Motor Company.
In March 2000, DAPCEP began to pilot its new K-3 program.