The focus of this past year’s Student Design Competition was the Midtown Cultural Center, a district in Detroit consisting of multiple cultural institutions. Students were challenged to utilize technology to support the mission of the Midtown Cultural Center.
April 15, 2021
June 10, 2019
“I mean, I think if we’re honest, we originally thought we could, at the least, change the nature of the conversation by putting our ideas on the table. And then we got through to the final three, and then we were selected as winners—and I’m just really proud that all the stakeholders appreciated our knowledge and perspective and trust us to carry it through.”
February 14, 2019
Lessons learned earning two University of Michigan degrees guided Rick Haas on a globetrotting career that took him to Japan, Brazil, India and back to his hometown – Detroit – where his team at Mahindra Automotive is succeeding on an unconventional path in the U.S. auto industry.
January 4, 2019
Located at the U-M Detroit Center on Woodward Avenue, MEZ mainly offers space, help and machine tools to young people who want to take part in the national FIRST Robotics competition, but whose schools don’t have the resources to help them on their own.
October 25, 2018
Jon Rimanelli is quietly engineering a revolution with industry-shifting ideas, existing technology and a really old company. The new vision for the Detroit Aircraft Corporation could return this century plus old company to prominence.
October 17, 2018
Valerie and Tony Russell are rolling. On a 90-degree day in late May, their SUV cruises the streets of Detroit’s Osborn neighborhood, their home.
May 18, 2017
More Detroit-area high school students will have access to expanded hands-on science and engineering after-school programs, thanks to a $250,000 Google grant to the Midtown makerspace known as the Michigan Engineering Zone.
August 30, 2016
A U-M program, known as D-RISE, provides summer internships to high school students through a Cass Tech/U-M partnership. Its goal is to increase underrepresented minority participation in the sciences.
March 6, 2015
A new $148 million lightweight metals manufacturing institute called the Lightweight Innovations for Tomorrow (LIFT) Consortium opened in January 2015 in the Corktown neighborhood of Detroit.