News & Updates

Robots to invade Detroit for global competition

Robotics will take center stage later this month when tens of thousands of students from across the world descend on Detroit for the competition. The FIRST Championship — in which student teams battle robots on a playing field — marks the first time the event will be held in Michigan, and it arrives in the Motor City at a time when interest and participation in robotics have exploded across the state, organizers say.

This Michigan initiative is using big ideas to try and solve the problem of poverty

The causes of poverty deserve ongoing study, but a program from the University of Michigan is taking on its effects. Poverty Solutions was launched in 2016 as a university-wide initiative to combat the effects of poverty and share that knowledge with others. It takes community groups and pairs them with university resources to give students and other U of M staff the chance to make a difference.

The Michigan Engineering Zone

Founded in 2010, the Michigan Engineering Zone (MEZ) – located just down the hall from the Detroit Center – provides Detroit middle and high school students with the knowledge and tools to succeed in pursuing careers in science, technology, engineering, and math.