LEAD Engineering Camp

LEAD Engineering is a three-week residential summer camp that exists to introduce students including underrepresented minorities with outstanding academic performance and demonstrated leadership skills to the field of engineering. LEAD Engineering is a national program, and U-M's LEAD Engineering is administered through the Multicultural Engineering Programs Office (MEPO).

CSE develops and delivers content for the electrical engineering and computer science portions of the camp. While at LEAD, students are able to engage in a substantial series of interactive studies of computer hardare and software.

2010 LEAD Engineering Camp

LEAD Engineering took place July 10 - 29 at the University of Michigan. The computer science material was developed by Dr. David Chesney and Ph.D. candidate Nate Derbinsky. The material focused on Green Computing and included units on:

  • concepts related to energy and power
  • issues with respect to renewable power
  • data collection of energy consumption
  • PC architecture, including tear-downs/build-ups and OS installs of PCs
  • power distribution
  • cloud computing
  • search, and issues related to search
  • mobility and development

The sessions took place in labs in CSE and across North Campus, and included trips to a U-M data center and to the Google facility in Ann Arbor. Students prepared projects during the camp that they displayed at an evdent on July 29.

Photos from the 210 LEAD Engineering Camp:

Following are photos from LEAD. To view larger photos, just click on the thumbnail image of interest.

Learn more:

For more information about LEAD Engineering, contact Dr. David Chesney at or the Multicultural Engineering Programs Office (MEPO).