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-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.
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 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 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 with their own invention, built with Arduino computer kits they learn to program themselves.