• The Michigan Engineering Zone

    Where robots spark friendship and discovery.

  • The Michigan Engineering Zone

    Alec Gallimore (far right), Robert J. Vlasic Dean of the College of Engineering, visits the annual MEZ Open House.

  • The Michigan Engineering Zone

    The Governor Visits the MEZ!

  • The Michigan Engineering Zone

    Detroit Public Schools Superintendent Vitti visits the MEZ!

Welcome

Following Gov. Whitmer’s “Stay Home, Stay Safe” order and guidelines published by the University of Michigan, The Michigan Engineering Zone will remain closed through April 13, 2020 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. All summer programs (including the NAF Future Ready Scholars program and the Thinkabit Lab Qcamps) are still scheduled to move forward as planned. Our staff is working remotely, so please contact mezdetroit@umich.edu if you have any questions!

For the 2020 FIRST Robotics season, the teams from 20 Detroit high schools stand center stage at the MEZ. The College of Engineering provides the needed space, equipment, training, and mentoring students need to design, build, and test their robots for competition. Approximately 370 high school students and their teachers participate in the robotics program, working with U-M student mentors, professional engineers, and U-M alumni.