One Building. Three Programs.

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 the University of Michigan College of 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.

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

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

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