• 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

    MEZ students work alongside mentors, including Michigan Engineering students.

  • The Michigan Engineering Zone

    Mentors engage students in collaboration and teamwork.

  • The Michigan Engineering Zone

    Build robots and friendships at the same time.

Welcome

For the 2017 FIRST Robotics season, the teams of 18 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 275 high school students and their teachers participate in the robotics program, working with U-M student mentors, professional engineers, and U-M alumni.