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U of M students provide academic support

University of Michigan Graduate Students in the Macromolecular Science and Engineering Program assisted in Ms. Grandell’s 8th grade Science Class at Romulus Middle School. The U of M students provided hands on learning activities that aligned with Grandell’s chemistry unit, which focused on Polymer Science. Polymer Science offers a range of capabilities for custom web coating of adhesives and other specialized coatings for medical and electronics industries. “ To have our students experience a high level of real world thinking is beneficial to their education” said Grandell.

Students Attend FCCLA Conference

Members of Romulus Youth Leadership Movement from Romulus Middle School excelled at the Family Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) State Leadership Conference in March. Five groups of students participated in competitive star events by presenting their community service projects. Three groups earned gold and qualified to represent Michigan at the National Leadership Conference in San Diego later this summer, while the other two groups respectfully earned silver.

The Sleeping Beauty Ballet

During Spring Break Students from Eastern Michigan University's Bright Futures program at RMS and RHS attended The Sleeping Beauty ballet at the Detroit Opera House. The ballet featured renowned dancer Misty Copeland as Princess Florine. Copeland recently made history as the first African American Female Principal Dancer with the prestigious American Ballet Theatre. When she discovered ballet, however, Misty was living in a shabby motel room, struggling with her five siblings for a place to sleep on the floor.

Register for University of Michigan's Free Aerospace Day

Dear Parents and Educators,

Are you looking for a fun, interactive event for you and your students? Look no further than Aerospace Day at the University of Michigan! The fourth semiannual Aerospace Day will be held at the University of Michigan in the Francois-Xavier Bagnoud Building (1320 Beal Ave., Ann Arbor, MI) and will take place on Saturday, April 9 from 10:30 am to 3:30 pm. Also, this event is free!

Discover Tech Exhibit

EMU Bright Futures at Romulus Middle School visited the Ypsilanti District Library on January 20th to experience the Discover Tech exhibit. Students engaged with a dozen hands-on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics stations at the exhibit, including simulations on building arches, treating water, and generating electricity. The students had a great time interacting with the exhibit and each other! 

To learn more, visit http://ypsilibrary.org/discovertech

RMS goes to the DIA

Over thirty Bright Futures students from RMS visited the Detroit Institute of Arts on Friday, January 29th. The students took a guided tour of the museum and saw art from ancient times to the present day. 

Two of the most impressive parts of the tour for the students included seeing and learning about an actual mummy from thousands of years ago as well as a chance to view and learn more about contemporary African-American art.

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