Connect with your fellow classmates!

Every incoming first-year student will participate in one small group discussion in September or October. Discussion groups will be led by current Michigan Engineering students. In addition to exploring topics in the book, small group discussions provide an opportunity for students to connect with each other and learn about the Michigan Engineering experience first-hand from a current student.

Questions to think about as you read:

  • What aspects of the story surprised you?
  • The author faces many challenges during his childhood. What types of challenges might you face while at Michigan? What will contribute to your success?
  • In what ways are the author’s perspectives and experiences similar to yours? In what ways are they different?
  • What issues in the book are significant to you as an engineer?

Changing Your Session

More information about changing your session will become available once the sessions have been posted. Please check back later.

Classroom Information

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