Course Title: The Science Behind Crime Solving
Subject Area: STEM; Forensic Science
Whether you find yourself captivated by the intricate world of crime scenes, eager to unravel the path from evidence to justice, or you’re simply fascinated by the actors who bring it to life on TV, this program invites students to embark on a journey into the realm of crime scene investigation. Explore the techniques, tools, and methodologies employed by seasoned investigators in the field of forensics. Students will not only understand the importance of maintaining the integrity of evidence but also learn the intricacies of upholding the chain of custody as they delve into their own crime scene investigation. In this hands-on experience, students will actively participate in the processes of discovering, preserving, and analyzing evidence, including the examination of fingerprints and fibers. They will also engage in diagramming, sketching, and photography, all while navigating the intricacies of balancing critical factors in cases involving firearms evidence, arson, and explosives. Embark on our journey into crime scene investigations and discover if the world on television crime dramas just might become your new reality.
Course Title: Business Disruptors: Level Up
Subject Area: Business; Business & Entrepreneurship
In this course, we will delve into the ways in which innovative companies have transformed the business landscape. A business disruptor (also known as “disruptive innovators”) refers to a company that introduces a new product, service, technology, or business model that significantly revolutionizes an existing market or industry. We will examine the business models of some of the largest modern day disruptors including Amazon, Google/Alphabet, Facebook/Meta, Microsoft, Netflix, Uber, and Airbnb. Together, we will explore how their innovative strategies have literally changed the world and influenced the way we think, behave, and approach certain ideas, items, products, and services. Through this course, you will gain a comprehensive understanding of the nature of disruption happening across industries, and how to apply these same techniques in your own business ventures. As part of the final project, you will work in groups to create your own disruptive business, utilizing the framework and skills developed throughout the course. By the end of this course, you will have a deep appreciation for innovation, entrepreneurship, and the potential to lead the next generation of business disruptors. Join us on this exciting journey and discover how to make your mark in the world of business!
Course Title: Calling All Foodies: Ann Arbor Cuisine
Subject Area: Humanities; Culinary Arts
A small city with a rich and diverse culinary landscape all of its own, Ann Arbor is praised for its unique food culture. Explore local flavors on this educational food tour as we eat our way through Ann Arbor visiting new and established local restaurants, Kerrytown Market, Ann Arbor Farmers Market, award-winning Zingerman’s Roadhouse®, and a variety of food trucks. You’ll explore how the city’s history, culture, and diverse population has shaped the local food landscape while sampling the local and international fare that makes this city one of a kind. With Ann Arbor as the backdrop, you’ll also discover how 'Food' posted on social media has become an industry where foodies can share their passion through social media platforms, blogs, and photography. Cuisines may include Italian, French, Japanese, Korean, Indian, Cuban, BBQ, Tapas, and more. Come hungry!