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The Government Relations Office reports news from the three cities in which its staff is located;
Ann Arbor,   Lansing, Michigan   and   Washington, D.C.

U-M & A2 5/11/15 The U-M Community Relations office has launched an exciting new website that shows how our faculty, students and staff are making significant contributions to the economic vitality and quality of life of the City of Ann Arbor and the State of Michigan.

Detroit maker space planned with U-M help

The Penny W. Stamps School of Art & Design and the Michigan Economic Development Corp. has launched a campaign through the Michigan-based crowdfunding platform Patronicity. It will help transform a vacant 3,200-square-foot building on the Detroit Community Schools campus into the Brightmoor Maker Space. There, youth and adults can build creative making skills and incubate business ideas.

The Stamps School’s partnership with the MEDC follows the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation’s two-year $100,000 matching grant award for the project, part of the Knight Arts Challenge program in Detroit. If the Patronicity crowdfunding goal of $25,000 is met by July 10, the match from the MEDC's Public Spaces Community Places program would activate an initial $50,000 Knight Arts Challenge Grant. It would fund Brightmoor’s first year of active programming.
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Michigan Govenor Rick Snyder holding a tee shirt

MEZ Teams make it to State Championship for FIRST Robotics

MEZ Teams make it to State Championship for FIRST Robotics

Located in the University of Michigan’s Detroit Center, the Michigan Engineering Zone (MEZ) gives Detroit students the knowledge and tools they need to propel themselves to higher education and careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).

The MEZ sent two teams to the FIRST in Michigan State Championship for robotics. Team 5478, the Doughbots, were interviewed by Detroit Public Television. They had the opportunity to meet and take pictures with Dean Kamen (Founder FIRST Robotics) & Governor Rick Snyder who both signed the team's robots and were given a Pershing shirt, MEZ shirt & MEZ button.

Team 5532 interviewed for the All Star Rookie Award. Both rookie teams did a great job and made everyone at MEZ proud. MEZ website


U-M Highlights Sustainability Achievements in Multimedia Report. The University of Michigan shows immense growth and engagement in sustainability education, research and operations, according to a new report designed to track and measure progress. More

The UM3D Lab offers a wide range of Additive Manufacturing and 3D Printing technologies

The lab now has a new collection of 3D Printers that are free for U-M students to use, open-access, and easy to operate. Read about some of the exciting uses of 3D printing. Learn more

Learn More About Stem Cell Research

The University of Michigan has recently emerged as a national leader in the three main types of stem cell research: embryonic, adult, and reprogrammed cells known as iPS stem cells. At the U-M Center for Stem Cell Research you will find information on stem cell research, events, and videos.