The Michigan Engineering Zone (MEZ) mentors Detroit high school students and seeks to inspire them to study engineering in college. The MEZ focuses on developing students’ technical skills through activity on FIRST Robotics teams. High school students from around the country build robots to compete in the annual FIRST Robotics games. At the MEZ, Detroit area teams get free access to a metal shop, space to build, and most importantly, mentors who are Michigan Engineering undergrads and professional engineers.
“By inspiring students to learn and experience engineering, and helping them develop the knowledge and skills necessary to propel themselves to higher education and careers in these fields, the MEZ can help the youth of Detroit create a bright future for themselves and their city,” said Jeanne Murabito, Executive Director for student affairs at the College of Engineering. “As a partnership between U-M, the College of Engineering, Detroit Public Schools and FIRST Robotics, the MEZ has the potential to be a strong catalyst for change.”
The MEZ is located at the U-M Detroit Center on Woodward Avenue.
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