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New freshwater research grants for Professors Cotel and Ellis

Associate Professor Aline Cotel and Assistant Professor Brian Ellis earned new grants for freshwater research from the U-M Water Center.| Short Read

Cotel is the PI for “Stream Restoration for Graduates: Enhancing multidisciplinary learning through course augmentation and in-stream experiential activities.” The goal is to improve a graduate-level stream restoration course in order to attract students from diverse departments and increase hands-on learning.

Ellis is the PI for “Assessing the assessment tool: Developing improved modeling frameworks for evaluating hydraulic fracturing water withdrawals in Michigan.” This project aims to assess the adequacy of an online screening tool to evaluate the impacts of hydraulic fracturing-related water withdrawals on surface water and residential water supply wells. Professor Avery Demond is a co-PI for this project.

The grants are part of an additional $758,000 in research and capacity building grants from the University of Michigan Water Center, totaling more than $1.2 million since last November to increase freshwater research capacity at the University.

To learn more about these projects, please read the article from the Graham Sustainability Institute website.

(Photos: From Left – Aline Cotel, Brian Ellis, Avery Demond)

The outside of the Ford Robotics building

U-Michigan, Ford open world-class robotics complex

The facility will accelerate the future of advanced and more equitable robotics and mobility | Medium Read