Our students are proud to be highly involved and active members of their community. Student teams are an opportunity for them to meet people, apply classroom concepts to real applications, have fun, and make a difference.
FIRST Alumni and Mentors Network at Michigan
The mission of FAMNM is to inspire K-12 students to pursue STEM, business and community outreach opportunities; to support Michigan FIRST teams, mentors and volunteers, and to develop a professional network of FIRST supporters at the University of Michigan.
The Michigan Mars Rover team (MRover) is a student-run, multidisciplinary organization whose mission is to design, build, and field a rover in the University Rover Challenge — an international competition where off-road robots compete in a simulated astronaut-assist mission on Mars.
Michigan Autonomous Aerial Vehicles (MAAV) members design, manufacture, program, and test every aspect of a small, autonomous quadrotor. Members will gain experience and apply skills in areas such as structural design and manufacturing, embedded programming, control theory, navigation and mapping, and computer vision.
Intelligent Ground Vehicle Team
IGV is an engineering design team building a fully autonomous vehicle for the Intelligent Ground Vehicle Competition. We hope to scale our project to build a compact, street legal, federally-compliant, autonomous car capable of transporting two passengers.
UM::Autonomy members design and build a water-surface vehicle capable of navigating and performing various naval operations without any human interaction. Meeting this objective requires expertise from multiple fields for tasks such as sensor integration, control system design, hull design, and funding management.
M-Fly is a Society of Automotive Engineers Aerospace Design team at the University of Michigan dedicated to promoting opportunities for students to practice applying their knowledge to aerospace [robotics] projects outside the classroom.
Michigan Engineering Zone
Located in the University of Michigan’s Detroit Center, the Michigan Engineering Zone (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 science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) through challenging and exciting hands-on experiences. The FIRST Robotics teams of 12 Detroit high schools stand center stage at the MEZ.
The Strength Augmenting Robotic eXoskeletons (STARX) student design team is looking to expand the field of powered exoskeleton technology to a practical and accessible level.