Lawrence Tech partners with West Bloomfield High School to build Tech Hub

A Southfield-based university has partnered with a West Bloomfield high school to open a technology center there.

Lawrence Technological University has opened the Tech Hub at West Bloomfield High School, a public school in the West Bloomfield School District.

Tech Hub will feature classes taught by both Lawrence Tech professors and West Bloomfield teachers in the newly dedicated 650 sq. ft. space on the high school’s Orchard Lake Road campus. Other features include mathematics tutoring, special classes and events, and admissions counseling.

"Our partnership with LTU allows students to participate in exceptional, real-world learning, and further differentiate their learning experiences, all while still in high school," says WBHS principal Pat Watson.

This is not the first partnership between the two schools. For nearly ten years, the schools have collaborated on a number of programs, including dual-enrollment classes, internships, summer training sessions for West Bloomfield High School teachers, and special programs for West Bloomfield students interested in engineering.

Lawrence Tech at the auto show: Meanwhile, Lawrence Tech’s own students were in the news last week, with several of them receiving awards and scholarships at the Motorcities Automotive Industry Night event held on the eve of the North American International Auto Show.

Approximately 300 people gathered at the Max M. Fisher Music Center and Orchestra Hall in Detroit’s Midtown district on Saturday, Jan. 12. Among the numerous awards handed that night were several given to Lawrence Tech students. These included the Society of Plastics Engineers Award and the Dassault Systèmes Next Generation of Design Innovation Award.

Lawrence Tech students also won the Magna International Inc. Exteriors Student Design Challenge and the WardsAuto-Inteva User Experience Design Competition.

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MJ Galbraith is a writer and musician living in Detroit. Follow him on Twitter @mikegalbraith.
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