Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago-Detroit Branch Programs
- Analyze real data and use industry tools to assess the US economy
- Develop a simulation to showcase assessment and recommendations
- Gain exposure to professional economists from the Chicago Fed and sister organizations
- Be evaluated on quality of teamwork
- Develop critical thinking skills in preparation for live question and answer session with professional economists
- Make personal connections that will last beyond high school
Fed Challenge 2016 Workshop
Students and educators are welcome.
Detroit Branch: January 12, 2015, 9:00 a.m. ET to 2:00 p.m. E.T.
RSVP by January 4, 2016: Katherine Nelson (Detroit) via email
Fed Challenge 2016 Competition
Preliminary and Final Rounds are in Chicago; Michigan Round is held in Detroit.
Chicago Headquarters: April 22, 2016
Detroit Branch: March 15, 2016
Register for Michigan Round by February 15, 2016: Katherine Nelson via email.
Qualifying teams will move on to compete at the national championship round, which will take place at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. Funding for finalist teams’ travel is provided by the Delegation of the European Union.
The Euro Challenge is an exciting educational opportunity for high school students (grades 9 and 10) to learn about the European Union and the euro. In a nationwide competition, student teams are asked to:
- Describe the current economic situation in the euro area.
- Select one economic-related challenge confronting the euro area as a whole and pick one of the 16 member countries to illustrate that challenge.
- Recommend a policy or policies to address the challenge in the selected country.
Teams from Illinois, Iowa, Wisconsin and Indiana compete in a first round at the Chicago Fed. Teams from Michigan compete at the University of Michigan for the first round. Winning teams go to New York City for the final round and are eligible to win cash prizes and a trip to Washington, DC made possible by the Moody’s Foundation.
Students and educators from anywhere in the Midwest are welcome.
Detroit Branch: January 11, 2016, 9:00 a.m. ET to 2:00 p.m. ET
RSVP for Workshop: Katherine Nelson (Detroit) via email.
Euro Challenge 2016 Midwest Regional Competition
Midwest Preliminary Rounds-Detroit Branch: March 14, 2016
Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago-Detroit Branch and Michigan Council on Economic Education (MCEE)
Updates on the Economy and Personal Economics Curriculum
Wednesday, April 20, 2016
Location: Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago-Detroit Branch, 1600 E. Warren Ave., Detroit, MI 48207
The event includes a FREE strolling dinner with tours and presentations. Registration is open and available on a first-come, first-served basis. Educators would be allowed to bring one guest. For this event, no student groups will be permitted.
It’s been awhile since we gave a formal update on the economy and according to your surveys, you’ve been asking for one for quite some time. We will oblige and dive into the performance of the U.S. and Michigan economies, respectively. After the economic update, Derek D’Angelo, MCEE President, will provide information and answer your questions about the personal economics alternative to meeting the social studies graduation requirement. We’ll also have a special treat in the form of Mr. Nathaniel Smith’s Chesaning High School entrepreneurship class who will share their experiences.
4:30-5pm Registration & Strolling Dinner
5:10pm Economic Update
7:00pm Personal Economics
3 SCECHs (applied for- approval pending) offered through MCEE ($10 registration fee paid to MCEE the day of the event)
For more information and registration, please contact Martin Lavelle at firstname.lastname@example.org, 313-964-6150 or Derek D’Angelo at email@example.com, 248-939-4995.
Competition scheduled to take place Friday, January 29th at the Detroit Branch.
2016 Video Competion Theme: Specialization
Are you aged 13 or older? Resident of the State of Michigan? Want to win an iPad mini? If you can answer yes, to all three, then start planning your video for the 2016 Michigan Economic Education Video Competition. This year’s theme is Specialization.
The videos must truly represent the topic of Specialization and should use at least one additional economic concept from the list below in describing the dynamics of specialization.
- Competitive advantage
- Transaction costs
- Exchange rates
- Opportunity cost
Teams can include two students who are Michigan residents aged 13 or older. So, grab a friend and start planning. Deadline is May 13, 2016, at 5 pm ET.