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CEE student leads BLUElab team in groundbreaking project

CEE student Devki Desai leads BLUE;ab team to retrofit a Victorian-era home for self-sustained water collection and processing| Short Read

CEE pre-candidate Devki Desai (advised by Victor Li) leads a team from BLUElab in a groundbreaking “Net Zero Water” project here in Ann Arbor. The BLUElab team aims to retrofit a Victorian-era home for self-sustained water collection and processing. The home, belonging to the Grocoff family is already one of the first in the United States to produce more energy than it consumes. The next step for the Grocoffs, with the help of the Michigan Engineering Students is to accomplish the same feat with water. This project is an important step in reducing water consumption, working to preserve Earth’s quickly depleting water resources. BLUElab aims to complete this project in just over a year, after comprehensive research and testing of their innovative conservation methods.

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Roya Ensafi, CSE Research Assistant Professor, uses her computing system, Censored Planet. Photo: Joseph Xu

Online censorship detector aims to make the internet a freer place

Censored Planet could provide new insight into the flow of online information | Short Read