In the Media
Two dozen students from Detroit’s Cody Medicine and Community Health Academy were welcomed to the University of Michigan to learn about the roles of health care providers and potential career opportunities.
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.
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.
Qualcomm Inc. will open its new Thinkabit Lab in the Michigan Engineering Zone in Detroit at a private event Thursday afternoon.
In collaboration with the University of Michigan College of Engineering, the program’s goal is to help close the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) skills gap. Officials expect the initiative to reach 1,500 Detroit-area high school students in its first year before expanding to reach 3,000 middle and high school students annually.