• The Michigan Engineering Zone

    Build robots and friendships at the same time.

  • The Michigan Engineering Zone

    Where robots spark friendship and discovery.

  • The Michigan Engineering Zone

    Detroit Public Schools Superintendent Vitti visits the MEZ!

  • The Michigan Engineering Zone

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

Welcome

For the 2018 FIRST Robotics season, the teams of 19 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.