News & Updates
Spotlighting vulnerable communities, state violence, trauma and healing, this year’s diversity-themed music festival produced by the Arab American National Museum (AANM) takes place Wednesday, July 11 through Sunday, July 15, 2018, at venues throughout Midtown Detroit and at AANM itself.
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.
Center for Social Impact Challenge Cultivates Practical Skills and Insight to Tackle Complex Social Challenges
Striving to implement transformational social change, the University of Michigan’s Center for Social Impact has encouraged students to find innovative ways to positively impact the city of Detroit.
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.
Inside this small classroom at Detroit’s Greenfield Union Elementary School — where a rookie team of robotics students was working on building a robot on a recent day —there may well be a future scientist. Or mathematician. Or computer expert.
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.