Michigan Engineering Zone
Located in the University of Michigan’s Detroit Center, the Michigan Engineering Zone (MEZ) is a safe and supportive forum where Detroit students acquire the knowledge and tools they need to propel themselves to higher education and careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) through challenging and exciting hands-on experiences. The FIRST Robotics teams of 12 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. Outfitted with computer labs complete with CAD software, a machine shop, robot testing area, and collaborative workstations, Detroit's professional engineers and University of Michigan faculty, staff, students, and alumni provide technical training and mentoring within an environment of learning, leadership, teamwork, and fun!