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Connecting with alumni through video

CEE Connect is a new program that encourages alumni to create short videos highlighting some of their accomplishments since graduating from U-M.| Short Read

CEEFA launched this program with the goal of offering a new way for alumni to connect with one another and the department.

There are currently five CEE Connect videos available to watch on the CEEFA YouTube channel. These videos feature John Hiltz, Evan Avery, Theresa Harrison, Tarolyn Buckles and Jim Jacobi. Please click here to watch the videos.

To make your own CEE Connect video, here are a few tips:

Start with an introduction including your name, graduating class, major and present company/instution affiliation.

Answer one or two of these questions, pick ones that interest you:

What is the best lesson you learned from CEE?

What was your best experience with CEE?

What engineering principles have you applied in your career?

What was your funniest experience in engineering school?

What was not covered in engineering classes that was important to your success?

If you would like people to contact you, please include contact information such as your LinkedIn page.

Once you have made your video, send it to Allison Lyons ( and she will add it to the channel.

To see an example, watch Theresa Harrison’s video below.

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.

Mapping quantum structures with light to unlock their capabilities

Rather than installing new “2D” semiconductors in devices to see what they can do, this new method puts them through their paces with lasers and light detectors. | Medium Read