Michigan Engineering Zone (MEZ)

The Michigan Engineering Zone (MEZ) has joined the Office of Culture, Community and Equity (OCCE) in its pursuit of providing greater educational opportunities for individuals from educational, cultural, geographic, or socioeconomic backgrounds considered to be underrepresented in engineering. This new partnership will continue our people-first commitment to engaging our community and introduce our equity-centered values to prospective students wanting to pursue an education at Michigan Engineering.

Located in the heart of Midtown Detroit, the Michigan Engineering Zone is a place for middle and high school students of Southeast Michigan to learn, grow, and lead. As part of Michigan Engineering, the MEZ strives to provide world-class STEM resources, instruction, and counseling to students who very well may be the next generation of Victors. Click below to visit the official website of each program.

FIRST Robotics

Entering into our eleventh season, the MEZ connects professional engineers, University of Michigan engineering students, and other volunteers with our twenty Detroit-area robotics teams to create a community of learning through FIRST Robotics. Teams use computer-aided design and programming software to design, build and test robots for sponsored competitions.

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NAF Future Ready Scholars

NAF Future
Ready Scholars

NAF Future Ready Scholars at U-M is a multi-year college and career prep program in partnership with NAF Academies, a national educational non-profit that has established 20 career academies within Michigan high schools. Through a 2-week residential summer camp and monthly Saturday sessions, the Future Ready Scholars Program aims to prepare students from Southeast Michigan who are traditionally underrepresented in STEM fields for success in their chosen colleges & careers. Programming includes hands-on STEM classes, SAT prep, leadership development and mentorship.

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The Qualcomm® 
Thinkabit Lab

The Qualcomm® ThinkabitTM Lab at the University of Michigan is a multi-year collaboration between Qualcomm Incorporated and Michigan Engineering, serving youth in Detroit and Southeast Michigan. Through hands-on activities, students experience the Engineering Design Process by identifying a problem and solving it with Arduino computer kits that they build and learn to program themselves.

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