The MEZ, a STEM collaboration, aims at getting students interested in pursuing STEM careers. Google grant will increase students to 500 each season.

DETROIT – A $250,000 grant from Google will provide more Detroit-area high school students with hands-on science and engineering after-school programs at the Michigan Engineering Zone, located at 3663 Woodward Ave.

The MEZ, a collaboration between the University of Michigan College of Engineering, Detroit Public Schools and FIRST Robotics, aims at getting hundreds of students interested in pursuing careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields.

As demand for the use of the MEZ grows, however, the new grant from Google will help to provide a new space for more students to participate. The MEZ currently houses 18 different high school FIRST teams, totaling 275 students from the Detroit area. The grant from Google will increase the number of students the program can serve per season to 500.

 

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