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ASCE Chicago Trip

The U-M student chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers takes an annual trip to Chicago. | Short Read

This event is a great opportunity for the students to visit an architecturally interesting city and network with the Chicago U-M alumni base. This year the trip took place in February.

The students participated in educational activities such as attending an information session on the Elgin O’Hare Expressway Project, visiting a partially completed apartment development that was originally meant to be a hotel and touring Willis Tower – the tallest building in the western hemisphere.

Networking activities included a recruitment panel of U-M alumni with civil and environmental engineering careers and an alumni dinner where the students met alumni one-on-one. The students also had free time to explore Chicago.

Keep an eye out for the next ASCE Chicago trip, which is tentatively scheduled for November 2013.

To learn more about ASCE at U-M, click here.

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The electrons absorb laser light and set up “momentum combs” (the hills) spanning the energy valleys within the material (the red line). When the electrons have an energy allowed by the quantum mechanical structure of the material—and also touch the edge of the valley—they emit light. This is why some teeth of the combs are bright and some are dark. By measuring the emitted light and precisely locating its source, the research mapped out the energy valleys in a 2D crystal of tungsten diselenide. Credit: Markus Borsch, Quantum Science Theory Lab, University of Michigan.

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