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Drilling Forward

A photo of a high school student working on a robot at the MEZ.

Cass Tech HS student Yousif Obeid (right) and his school friends assembly the frame of a robot the Case Tech team will use in the FIRST Robotics Competition at the MEZ facility in Detroit. The MEZ is a safe and supportive forum where Detroit students acquire the knowledge and tools they need to propel themselves to higher education and careers in the STEM fields. Outfitted with computer labs complete with CAD software, a machine shop, robot testing area, and collaborative workstations, Detroit’s engineers and U-M faculty, staff, students, and alumni provide training and mentoring within an environment of learning, leadership, teamwork, and fun! In the MEZ’s flagship program, more than a dozen Detroit high schools and 230 students work to design, build, and test their robots for the FIRST Robotics Competition. February 15, 2017. Detroit. Photo by Marcin Szczepanski/Multimedia Director and Senior Producer, University of Michigan, College of Engineering