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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.
The #MeToo movement has caused significant reverberations across a variety of industries. How is momentum continued and what is next for the movement? Join us for a conversation on this topic and more.
For students at Cass Technical High School in Detroit who are interested in the medical field, the Doctors of Tomorrow (DoT) program provides mentorship, knowledge and experience that prepares them for a future in healthcare.
For students wishing to become further engaged with the city of Detroit, the University of Michigan offers the LSA Semester in Detroit program, a semester-long residence in the city of Detroit with academic study and a community-based internship.
The Detroit Partnership provides University of Michigan students with opportunities to volunteer in Detroit through weekly programs and the university’s largest service-learning event, Detroit Partnership Day.
The world of work is changing dramatically. Robots and algorithms are projected to take over many jobs humans currently have. As this scenario plays out the City of Detroit is challenged by a skills gap in the current workforce. Join us as we discuss the options and opportunities for Detroiters to gain the skills of the future and the challenges facing the City in providing the necessary training.
Experience MLK Day at the University of Michigan Detroit Center with a live simulcast, luncheon and panel discussion.
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.