In the classroom, AP Calculus and AP Computer Science receive a rigorous curriculum that approximates the experience of a first-year college course.  In December, they visited the University of Michigan College of Engineering and saw a glimpse of the opportunities available to them if they major in a STEM-related field.

The annual College of Engineering Design Expo featured finished projects from the University of Michigan’s graduating seniors.  Projects varied from the quirky (The All-Terrain Wheelchair) to practical (the Automatic Gutter Cleaning System) to futuristic (The “Hololense” Goggles).  After a hearty lunch at Zingerman’s and catching up with a few Everest alumni, students visited the Design Expo.  They were able to view the presentations for each project, test some of the finished products, and receive advice on how to make the most of their time in college.  Some students were surprised to learn that the concepts taught in class, such as definite integrals and for-each loops, were necessary to complete some of the projects.

It was a great day for all.  In future visits, we look forward to seeing Everest alumni present their own projects.