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Encouraging Aero studies

By providing a gift through her estate – the Isaac, Vera, Gayle, Karen and Carol Bagley Expendable Aerospace Engineering Undergrad Fund – Karen hopes to support undergrads who share her passion for AERO.| Short Read

Karen Bagley Albrecht (BSE AERO ‘72) has always been an advocate for aerospace engineering. As one of the earlier female graduates of the department, Albrecht serves on AERO’s industry advisory board and encourages young people to pursue the field. By providing a gift through her estate – the Isaac, Vera, Gayle, Karen and Carol Bagley Expendable Aerospace Engineering Undergrad Fund – Karen hopes to support undergrads who share her passion for AERO.

But, when fellow grad Richard Auhll (BSE AERO ’63) challenged those celebrating the department’s Centennial to do more, Albrecht stepped up. Wanting to have an immediate impact on students, she created a new gift to support undergrads within the first year. Her fund will take effect this fall, supporting an AERO student with a $1000 scholarship every year.

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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.

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