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Competition Date: May 18, 2016
Lawrence Technological University, Southfield

Congratulations to the winners!

  • 1st Place Team
    Goon Crew – Melvindale High School
  • 2nd Place Team
    Guardians of Energy – Oak Park High School
  • 3rd Place Team
    Team Intelligence – Southfield Regional Academic Center

Where high school students have the opportunity to design an energy efficient home. 

What is Engineering SMArT Michigan? 

The Engineering SMArT Michigan program is a rigorous, hands-on science, math, architecture and technology (SMArT) project in which high school students design energy-efficient homes. The program gets underway in late January and finishes up in late May at the competition.

During the 15 week program, students will work closely with their teachers and engineer mentors. Through a series of learning modules, students will be introduced to the basics of energy, alternative energies, and the energy grid, in an atmosphere of fun activities and team building. They will apply these concepts to create real-life solutions by working in teams to design a house. The culmination of the program is a presentation of their team-designed house at a competition between all participating schools where they will vie for scholarships and other prizes. 

What is the purpose of the program?

Engineering SMArT Michigan provides students with experiences intended to engage their interest in STEM related careers in an effort to encourage more students to enter engineering and technical professions. Specifically, students will learn about energy, apply their knowledge to an engineering design project and be able to:

  • Explain energy and how it can be used efficiently
  • Utilize the Engineering Design Process  
  • Apply alternative energy findings to a design model
  • Work collaboratively in a team setting
  • Present findings to a larger audience 

The schools that are participating in 2016 SMArT Competition are:

  • Cody Detroit Institute of Technology
  • Harper Woods High School
  • Melvindale High School
  • Oak Park High School
  • Southfield Regional Academic Campus

Interested in sponsoring the program?
Contact Elana Shelef at 248-353-0735, ext. 119 or

Interested in Mentoring?  
For more information on mentoring or to volunteer, download the flyer located to the left or contact Elana Shelef at 248-353-0735, ext. 119 or



For media inquiries, please contact Matt Roush at or 248-353-0735, ext. 112.

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