Macomb CC Sets ‘RET Days’ For Grades 6-12

WARREN — Thousands of middle and high school students are expected at Macomb Community College’s South Campus in Warren Dec. 2 and 3 for the college’s annual RET Days — Robotics, Engineering and Technology.

Companies and organizations are still being sought to participate by operating hands-on engineering and robotics activities at the event.

The event aims to give students the latest information on careers in robotics, engineering and technology, through the exhibitors’ activities. Past years’ activities have included programming robots, piloting remotely operated vehicles, programming 3D printers, making automotive clay models, and working in renewable energy technologies like biofuels, hydrogen fuel cells, and solar powered vehicles.

Registration as an exhbitor closes Sept. 30. For further information, contact Valerie Corbett at vcorbett@macomb.edu or (586) 498-4002.

Sponsorships of the event are also available at levels ranging from $1,000 to $5,000. For more information, contact orbett or Kathleen Wentzel at wentzelk@macomb.edu or (586) 445-7212.

Registration to attend the event opens Oct. 1 and closes Nov. 11.

The event is held Wednesday, Dec. 2 and Thursday, Dec. 3 from 8:30 to 11 a.m. and 11:30 to 2 p.m. both days. The venue is the Sports and Expo Center (P Building) at MCC’s South Campus, 14500 E. 12 Mile Road in Warren. More at http://www.macomb.edu/RET.

Although the event is aimed at Macomb County students, students from anywhere are welcome — prior years’ event have attracted students from as far away as the Grand Rapids area and northwest Ohio.

The program is sponsored by the National Science Foundation, the Center for Advanced Automotive Technology, the Macomb Community College Foundation and the Macomb Intermediate School District.

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