Sense It (Detroit)

  • Understand your smartphone’s positioning sensors

  • Gather information with wireless devices

  • Develop your own network of wireless devices

  • Remotely turn off a TV with your smartphone

  • Program a microcontroller to control LEDs and wireless devices

Program Overview

Summer 2020

We are thrilled to offer a second session of Sense It, which will be held at the Michigan Engineering Zone (MEZ). The MEZ is a University of Michigan (U-M) facility and program of the Office of Student Affairs at the College of Engineering. The MEZ gives Detroit-area students the opportunity to engage with science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. 

At Sense It (Detroit) you’ll learn the fundamentals behind wireless sensors and how they are being used in modern technology. You’ll get experience working with remote measuring devices, programming, and connecting circuits. You’ll get a closer look at how these devices connect with one another and gather information, and control your own wireless sensors to complete a task of your choice.

Camp participants will work in small teams on the week’s projects. All lectures and lab activities will be taught by ECE faculty and current graduate and undergraduate students.

Sense It (Detroit) will include recreational activities, daily lunches, and special activities designed to introduce the camper to Engineering at Michigan. There will also be opportunities to explore U-M’s Ann Arbor campus. 

Register now. 

*Camp activities and schedule subject to change.

Meet the Instructors

Jamie Phillips

Prof. Jamie Phillips is an Electrical & Computer Engineering faculty member at the University of Michigan. He specializes in new materials for electronic components, solar cells, infrared detectors, laser diodes, and thin film transistors. Prof. Phillips has taught 22 courses of all levels, and developed a photovoltaics and solar power course that had students designing, building, and testing their own solar powered systems. He was named Arthur F. Thurnau Professor by U-M in honor of his outstanding contributions to undergraduate education. He is a Michigan alum, receiving his undergraduate and PhD degrees from U-M.