Parents and children (ages10-15) experience the world of engineering and gain an appreciation of the STEM disciplines (science, technology, engineering and math) that are essential to engineering careers. Both parents and children actively participate in tasks that promote inventiveness; they learn together in this program that strengthens communications and encourages teamwork. Sample activities from past programs include: engineering team challenges, building circuit-boards, and programming CNC machines. The evening is geared toward making science and technology fun. Families have four Family Engineering Nights to choose from: in Pontiac, Clarkston, Royal Oak and Wixom.